75th Anniversary of VE Day

by cofty 23 Replies latest social current

  • mikronboy

    Gotta love the D-Day Darlings though! https://youtu.be/sThuGZcEtuU

  • eyeuse2badub

    My dad was a US Army WWII veteran. He enlisted and he fought the Germans in France. He didn't talk too much about his military service but when he did, he mentioned how brave and tough the British soldiers were.

    I had an older brother who was born before my dad enlisted so actually my dad could have avoided military service, but he saw what was happening and he enlisted. I'm glad he made it back because I wasn't born until 1947!

    I agree that they were the Greatest Generation!

    just saying!

  • Bill Covert
    Bill Covert

    If any want to take a journey back in time, check out the British series "Foyles War" . About a police inspector during the war. The producers actually had period material in desk drawers that was never shown for the purpose of getting the actors mentally into the period. An actress with the name Honeysuckle Weeks, pure British.

  • DesirousOfChange

    (Not so sure about the British) but here in America the younger generation is voting for socialism and are willing to give up what used to be our fundamental rights (laws against hate speech, gun control, etc).

    If the was was held today, I'm afraid the outcome would be very different.

  • Bill Covert
    Bill Covert

    I should of said in recommendation of checking out "Foyles War" was that it depicted all the aspects of Rivergang's post as to how life was during the war.

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    i was born in 1948, in a very badly bombed area of birmingham UK. i was what became known as a national dried baby.

    anyone remember that thick orange juice in a glass bottle ?

  • FedUpJW

    Millions paid the ultimate price. They died so we could live in freedom.

    And sadly today millions are willingly and eagerly throwing away those very same freedoms, under the guise of the greater good for health! And all the while screaming that anyone who does not buy the hype, fear, paranoia, and panic is selfish.

  • cofty

    The community spirit and resolve that Brits have shown during this crisis has been very much in the same character as our forebears.

    100 year old Captain Tom Moore did 100 laps of his garden and Britain responded by donating £32 million to NHS charities.

    The royal family has been an asset as a focal point for national unity. We can criticise the government without being unpatriotic in a national emergency.

  • LV101

    You are so right - The Brits and the Americans saved the world from the Nazis and there are fewer and fewer of these brave soldiers alive today. We owe them everything and take so much for granted.

    I recall viewing a rocket that was fired at England when at the British War Museum in London. Hard to imagine. The Brits were incredibly tough.

    My Mom's four brothers served during WW 11 and two of her older sisters' husbands -- South Pacific theatre and Europe - northern Africa, Italy, France. Unimaginable.

  • Diogenesister

    My heart is literally breaking.

    Simon the "greatest generation" have almost completely passed away now.

    For the most part the generation we have let down is the silent generation, literally came in silently, youngsters who grew up knowing the world was a scary place, and are now leaving silently.


    Without family and with no one to protect them.

    Why have some care homes managed to keep it out?

    Why did we not provide PPE to THEIR CARERS FIRST as the most vulnerable group (never mind most care homes are private and not NHS)????! (The general who is governor of the Chelsea pensioners home managed to get PPE. It's who you know as always).

    Why did hospitals discharge patients with KNOWN COVID back into care homes with vulnerable patients !!

    I feel like a lousy piece of crap to be honest as a gen x who loved her older relatives and owed them everything, what have I done to protect them?

    I live near the main road to kings college and hear the ambulances fly by every half to one hour. Knowing half of those patients won't make it out alive. Meanwhile the Angolan family upstairs (I live in a house conversion) had a party last week😞

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