VE Day

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  1. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Member

    A most pleasant VE Day to all, especially the veterans among us. Here is a link to a recording of Edward R. Murrow's announcement. (If someone else has already posted on this, I apologize).

    VE Day
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  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

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  3. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Was in France and Belgium today where it is a national holiday - about time it was here.
  4. BWilson

    BWilson Member

    Seems like it was the last clear cut victory of the western powers along with VJ Day, eh?



    A most pleasant VE Day to all, especially the veterans among us. Here is a link to a recording of Edward R. Murrow's announcement. (If someone else has already posted on this, I apologize).

    VE Day
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    :patriot[1]: Happy VE Day :ukflag[1]:
  7. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    The Times, 8th May 1945

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  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Is this the longest we've gone in Western Europe without a war?
    64 years of Peace .
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I like the way that was narrowed down to Western Europe...How about the Cod Wars do they count ?

    On that front 50 odd million killed as a result of WW2 I wonder how many have been killed since in conflicts around the world since then?
  10. pzjgr

    pzjgr Member

    And may it last. Thanks to all of the WWII vets.
  11. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    VE Day I shall never forget. ON that day I spent hours in the operating theatre having my legs saved from amputation; by being bone grafted. Lost my hips that your belt sits on. One leg shoter than the other .......BUT all mine!

    Major Charnley Bless him. Orthopaedic surgeon ....Genius!
  12. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    Sapper...This may seem may or may not know...Major Charnley...I have one of his hips...not his...but he sounds like the guy who had the hips named after him...Original hip replacements...the Charnley hip...Or am I barking?
  13. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    You are absolutely correct, Major Charnley, who was a real genius went on to be Sir John Charnley. At that time he was the orthopaedic surgeon in charge of Ward One at Shaftesbury military hospital; ward one was the ward known as the privilege ward. For it had the very worst wound cases.
    He decreed that every man in that ward, should have a pint bottle of beer each day. He recruited the prettiest girls in the neighbourhood to chat to the men, and made sure that we had chocolates and "Goodies" not obtainable outside.

    He came to see me one day and said "You are a young engineer Guy?" "Yes I am Sir"
    "I make all my own equipment,would you like to help me?" "Delighted Sir"

    So I used to go down with my wheel chair, into a room along side the operating theatre and help make his orthopaedic gear and supports. When they were finished he fitted them on me and photographed it. Each time I was given a copy. I have lost them.

    Its a long story of my association with Major Charnley, and is almost book length. HE also had the most delightful convalescent home for us. But the story is too long to post here.

    Let me say this. Major Charnley was a genius, and a outright eccentric. For me a delightful man that never stood fools gladly. So the replacement hip joint is still called "a Charnley" in the medical profession...And I had the privilege of helping him in my Twenties. BY the way the original design is still seen as the best.
    Its a long story. and takes up a great deal of space in my unpublished book "Cameos of War "
    I have been in touch wife his Widow. Lady Jill Charnley. She bless her! sent me a book on his life.
  14. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

  15. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Thanks bexley84.
  16. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Just as the UK General Election results are announced plus any Government / Ministerial changes .... so more than likely the V.E. commemorations will be 3rd on the news at best.
  17. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    In France May 8th is a public holiday, I have since living here in France, wondered why it is not the same in the UK, there seems to be nothing to mark such a memorable date - is it me, is it the British stiff upper lip, or something else. I know that there was another big day in August as well (VJ Day) so was it that no one could decide which one to have (or both) as a public holiday, there was enough public holidays anyway, or was it that people wanted to 'move on' ??????

  18. Bernard85

    Bernard85 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    good day bexley84.very senior member.yesterday.07:36 you for the my case,my ship had just come from the pacific and had been in day.when they announced that ve- day had arrived,a great day,thank you for posting regards bernard85.
  19. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    Hi Guys how will you be celebrating VE Day. All being well I'll be in Lowestoft on Friday night as they light
    the beacon
  20. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

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