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Garde de Paris08 May 2024 3:55 a.m. PST

Germany signed an unconditional surrender in Rheims, France on May 7, and also in Russia (where it was May 8 due to time zone differences).

How few remember!

GdeP

Garde de Paris08 May 2024 3:55 a.m. PST

Germany signed an unconditional surrender in Rheims, France on May 7, and also in Russia (where it was May 8 due to time zone differences).

How few remember!

GdeP

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2024 6:22 a.m. PST

I expect more publicity next year, as 80th anniversary, but even then I have seen bunting and Union Jack hats being worn today. But you are right, Few under 40 have any idea what VE Day was, let alone the date.

That is their privilege however and the sort of right for which the war was fought. Might not be how we see it, but they now have that choice, as the good guys won the war.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2024 2:58 p.m. PST

My thanks to all those who suffered to make that possible.

Cuprum208 May 2024 7:56 p.m. PST

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Personal logo foxbat Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2024 9:31 a.m. PST

Don't call me grammar nazi for it, Garde de Paris, but it is Reims, not Rheims. The crowning place of the kings of France, and the world capital of champagne wink

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2024 1:30 p.m. PST

Naw. I've been there. Nice Cathedral. But surely an "h" in it.

Surely…..

er. No….I will never feel quite the same about the place I last visited in 1971. It is somehow not the same

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2024 9:38 p.m. PST

I understand that Reims / Rheims is more an issue of French usage versus anglicization. Possibly modified by archaic usage in some books or sources. Neither is entirely "wrong" per se.

I've been there, too, and the cathedral is amazing.

8 May, Joan of Arc festival in Orleans and also VE -Day and St. Michael's Day! Big parades and festivities in Orleans, which I have attended and tremendously enjoyed.

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