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post May 6 2005, 11:17 PM
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This day is usually over shadowed by Mother's Day(not sure how Europe celebrates this), but it is very important and a special occasion.
This was 11 months after the allied forces of the US, Britian, and Canada landed on the beaches of Normandy opening up the Western front in Europe.
This is the day when British, Soviet, free French and free Polish, Canadian, Australian, and American troops rejoiced, as did the rest of the countries who suffered, and in general, the world. Its when Germany signed the unconditional surrender in a ceremony to the the Soviets, led by Marshall Zhukov,at Karlshorst, as done the previous day to the Western allies.
German unconditional surrender signed in Reims, France on 7th May takes effect fifty-nine minutes before midnight this date.


VE Day--Victory in Europe Day signified the end of evil greater than any other in history.
Every man woman and child that helped the Allies deserves to be remembered this week.
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Above -- General Alfred Jodl, Chief of the Operations Staff in the German High Command, signs the document of unconditional German surrender at General Eisenhower's Headquarters in Reims, France, May 7, 1945. On Jodl's left is Admiral Von Friedeburg of the German Navy, and on his right is Major Wilhelm Oxenius of the German General Staff. Below -- German Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel signs a surrender document at Soviet headquarters in Berlin, May 9, 1945. The Soviets had insisted that a second ceremonial signing take place in Soviet-occupied Berlin.
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post May 7 2005, 06:02 PM
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Over 50 millon peolpe were killed in total wernt they? We can only hope this sort of evil does not rise ever again.


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post May 8 2005, 10:56 AM
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Yeah. VE day is today now. Lots of people died in that war, theres not much i can say. Its all in the past. Very Good day for certain veterans etc. though.
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post May 8 2005, 12:04 PM
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Meh all I can say is NEVER forget


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post May 8 2005, 01:58 PM
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theres lots of specials on the History channel about it. maybe I will watch some of them. because currently right now at school we're at the Holocaust so we havent gotten there yet.


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post May 8 2005, 01:59 PM
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QUOTE (Zacko @ May 8 2005, 07:04 AM)
Meh all I can say is NEVER forget

You can't forget it because if you do then you open yourself up to the same atrocities and horrors.


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post May 8 2005, 03:58 PM
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QUOTE (BulletTime08 @ May 8 2005, 08:58 AM)
theres lots of specials on the History channel about it. maybe I will watch some of them. because currently right now at school we're at the Holocaust so we havent gotten there yet.

I was watching some about Hitlers war and the Eastern and Western fronts. Great specials all week.

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Even Hitler himself said:
"A man with no sense of history is like a man without ears or eyes."

And I agree with that 100%.
Too many people already dont know enough about the biggest war in history.

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post May 8 2005, 04:39 PM
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Well, this was a great day in history, but Miguel please remove that avatar, because you made this respect topic, but you have Anti Jew in your avatar. Now I know this is directed to someone, but some people might find that offensive.


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post May 8 2005, 10:33 PM
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QUOTE (BEEF @ May 7 2005, 07:02 PM)
Over 50 millon peolpe were killed in total wernt they? We can only hope this sort of evil does not rise ever again.

56,125,262 were identified. That's a huge number, but worse is the fact that so many of them were innocent parties. Jews and gypsies, civilians, POWs even tens of thousands of neutral soldiers all died.


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post May 8 2005, 10:46 PM
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QUOTE (mello_yello @ May 9 2005, 12:33 AM)
QUOTE (BEEF @ May 7 2005, 07:02 PM)
Over 50 millon peolpe were killed in total wernt they? We can only hope this sort of evil does not rise ever again.

56,125,262 were identified. That's a huge number, but worse is the fact that so many of them were innocent parties. Jews and gypsies, civilians, POWs even tens of thousands of neutral soldiers all died.

there was probbaly millions more who were never identified as well.



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post May 8 2005, 11:16 PM
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I'd say upwards of 10million. I mean, after so many deaths what percentage could you find? Not much I'm guessing.


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post May 8 2005, 11:18 PM
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Respect to all the people who died so I could say this in English

RIP and thanks

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post May 9 2005, 12:40 AM
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QUOTE (Nanook @ May 8 2005, 06:18 PM)
Respect to all the people who died so I could say this in English

RIP and thanks

Yes.


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As well, there are still thousands reported as missing in action and such.

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post May 10 2005, 07:28 PM
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One thing i dont understand is why neutral soldiers died and why some countries had allied and axis soldiers. I never knew this until reading that website.


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