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Victory in Europe Day / V-E Day - 8 May 1945

 

 Celebrations in the U.S. and worldwide

 

 

 

 

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Times Square.

 

BEYOND THE WORLD WAR II WE KNOW

How V-E Day Echoed Around the World

NYT Magazine

May 7, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/07/
magazine/ve-day-anniversary.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crowds pack Times Square in New York on 7 May 1945

to celebrate the news of Germany’s unconditional surrender

 

Photograph: Tom Fitzsimmons/AP

 

Dancing in the streets: VE Day celebrations in 1945 - in pictures

A selection of archive photographs

to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

G

Fri 8 May 2020    07.30 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2020/may/08/
dancing-in-the-streets-ve-day-celebrations-in-1945-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children celebrated in Baltimore.

 

BEYOND THE WORLD WAR II WE KNOW

How V-E Day Echoed Around the World

NYT Magazine

May 7, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/07/
magazine/ve-day-anniversary.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A parade in Kalimpong, India.

 

BEYOND THE WORLD WAR II WE KNOW

How V-E Day Echoed Around the World

NYT Magazine

May 7, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/07/
magazine/ve-day-anniversary.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 May 1945

 

V-E Day

 

 

After years of combat

stretching

from the Atlantic Ocean

to the Middle East,

rumors began to spread

in spring 1945

that the German army

was close to surrender.

 

So hotly anticipated,

this long-hoped-for event

had been given a name

before it became a reality:

V-E Day,

for Victory in Europe.

 

The term first appeared

in The New York Times

on Sept. 10, 1944,

just over three months

after the Allies

took the beaches

at Normandy

and began

their march inland.

 

Nine days later,

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

ordered government agencies

to begin making plans

for the demobilization

of the roughly

three million civilians

supporting the war effort.

 

“The transition

from war to peace

should be carried forward

rapidly,”

Roosevelt said.

 

“This is the time

to do the planning,

although the war

— even in Europe —

is not over.”

 

Over the next six months,

the Allied forces

squeezed the German army

along two fronts

back to its prewar borders,

and by spring,

the end of the war

felt close at hand.

 

On May 7, 1945,

the news of Germany’s surrender

spread quickly around the world.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/07/
magazine/ve-day-anniversary.html

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2020/may/08/
dancing-in-the-streets-ve-day-celebrations-in-1945-in-pictures

 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/07/
magazine/ve-day-anniversary.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 1945

 

الجزائر        سطيف        قالمة

 

Algeria

 

Massacres in the Sétif and Guelma regions

 

 

The 8th of May 1945

is a key date

for the French history.

 

Each year,

one celebrates

the victory

over the Nazi Germany.

 

On the other side

of the Mediterranean

in Algeria,

this day of glory

is one day of mourning.

 

During the celebration

of the victory in 1945,

Algerians asserted

their will of independence.

 

They will undergo

during several weeks

a violent repression

led by the French Army.

 

It will make

thousands of victims.

http://autre8mai1945-lefilm.com/

 

 

 

alors que la France

fêtait la victoire

contre le nazisme,

quelque 35 000 personnes

ont été tuées

par les autorités

militaires françaises

et les milices coloniales.

http://www.mediapart.fr/journal/france/070515/
8-mai-1945-setif-et-guelma-les-crimes-contre-lhumanite-de-la-france

 

 

 

 

Ce 8 mai 1945,

alors que la France célèbre

la victoire des Alliés

sur l’Allemagne nazie,

les festivités

tournent au drame

à Sétif, Guelma et Kherrata,

dans l’est de l’Algérie,

où des nationalistes défilent

drapeaux algériens à la main.

 

La répression

de ces manifestations,

considérées

comme les prémices

de la guerre d’indépendance,

fait plusieurs milliers de morts

parmi les Algériens,

victimes de la police,

de l’armée

ou de milices de colons.

 

Une centaine

d’Européens,

pris à partie

par des nationalistes,

furent aussi tués.

http://www.liberation.fr/politiques/2015/04/19/l-hommage-de-la-france-aux-victimes-de-setif_1252006

 

 

https://mondediplo.com/2005/05/14algeria

 

 

http://www.mediapart.fr/journal/france/070515/
8-mai-1945-setif-et-guelma-les-crimes-contre-lhumanite-de-la-france

 

http://www.liberation.fr/politiques/2015/04/19/
l-hommage-de-la-france-aux-victimes-de-setif_1252006 

 

http://www.mediapart.fr/club/blog/benjamin-stora/280408/
setif-guelma-de-la-tragedie-aux-massacres-epouvantables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 May 1945

 

Germany signs unconditional surrender

 

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/7/
newsid_3578000/3578325.stm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/world-war-ii-193945 

 

 

Canada > Canadian War Posters Collection

http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/warposters/english/introduction.htm

 

 

The Guardian > Second World War

 

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2009/sep/09/second-world-war

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2009/sep/08/second-world-war

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2009/sep/11/second-world-war

 

 

 

 

Combattants de l'ombre - Des Européens résistent au nazisme

Un film de Bernard George

ARTE France    2011

 

Tournée dans quatorze pays,

cette série exceptionnelle

traite pour la première fois

de la Résistance

dans sa dimension européenne.

 

À partir d'archives

et de témoignages inédits,

un nouveau et passionnant regard

sur cette époque.

http://www.arte.tv/fr/
Comprendre-le-monde/histoire/Les-mercredis-de-l-histoire/2068068.html

http://videos.arte.tv/fr/videos/
les_combattants_de_l_ombre_des_europeens_resistent_au_nazisme-4186160.html

http://videos.arte.tv/fr/videos/
les_combattants_de_l_ombre_des_resistants_europeens_contre_le_nazisme-4186164.html

- broken URLs

 

 

 

 

Le Monde Diplomatique > Seconde guerre mondiale    1939-1945

https://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/index/sujet/secondeguerremondiale

 

 

 

 

US “sand pounders” / Coast Guardsmen

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/03/nyregion/
john-cullen-coast-guardsman-who-detected-spies-dies-at-90.html

 

 

 

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