VE Day

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Putin ties Ukraine invasion to second world war in Victory Day speech
Soldiers ‘fighting for same thing their fathers and grandfathers did’, says president as he seeks to justify war

Andrew Roth Moscow correspondent

09, May, 2022 @11:03 AM

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Ukraine will prevail as Europe did in 1945, Scholz to say in VE Day speech
German chancellor will draw parallel with second world war defeat of Nazi dictatorship in TV address

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

08, May, 2022 @5:29 PM

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Secret sacrifice: the agents who risked all behind Nazi lines
The men and women of the Special Operations Executive who lost their lives in occupied Europe are winning recognition on TV, in books and commemorative events

Gareth Rubin

31, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Wartime nostalgia is a peculiarly English obsession | Letter
Letter: Scots are less inclined to view all events through the lens of the second world war, writes Margaret Follon


11, May, 2020 @5:09 PM

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The VE Day speeches that moved beyond words | Vanessa Thorpe

Vanessa Thorpe

10, May, 2020 @6:30 AM

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'You are still a soldier to me': the forgotten African hero of Britain's colonial army
Jaston Khosa was one of 600,000 men from African countries who fought for Britain. He was quietly buried on VE Day after a life of abject poverty

Jack Losh

10, May, 2020 @6:15 AM

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As Germans prepare for foreign holidays, I console myself with travel books

Tim Adams

10, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The Observer view on the world needing the United Nations more than ever
Seventy-five years after VE Day, the pandemic is a sharp reminder of the continuing need for tolerance and co-operation

Observer editorial

10, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Thousands turn out for VE Day parade in Belarus despite Covid-19 concerns
Country’s leader Alexander Lukashenko boasts of holding only parade in former Soviet Union

Andrew Roth in Moscow

09, May, 2020 @12:22 PM

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Britain was led by Churchill then – it’s led by a Churchill tribute act now
With coronavirus lockdown subduing VE Day, contrasts with 75 years ago were many and varied | Jonathan Freedland

Jonathan Freedland

08, May, 2020 @11:16 PM

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Weatherwatch: and, at last, here is the weather forecast
75 years ago, after five years during which the weather outlook was an official secret, the British public got a forecast

Paul Brown

08, May, 2020 @8:30 PM

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VE Day 2020: 'Never despair' - Queen addresses nation on 75th anniversary — as it happened
Latest updates as Europe marks 75 years since the official surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allied forces

Jessica Murray (now) and Sarah Marsh (earlier)

08, May, 2020 @8:22 PM

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