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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Celebrating VE Day



Phew!! didn't think I was going to make a posting today for VE day. Excuse the pun but I was listing for England. Ebay had a free listing weekend so had to make the most of it....Yes I know some time ago I commented that I was not happy with Ebay's policies and stopped selling on there but needs must. I'm am sorting out so much to make more space so thought I would.....

But back to the reason for me dropping in today...VE Day, Victory in Europe. May 8th 1945 was the day when WW11 Allied Forces formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces in Nazi Germany.....and I am glad they did because I may not have been here to talk to you today. Who knows what may have happened? Although my maternal gt. gt. grandfather was German I do not know from where. All I know was that he was a travelling musician. My other maternal ancesters were gypsies and my father was Irish. So a mixed bag of ancestors for me..lol..

Winston Churchill Waves to the Crowds in Whitehall on the Day he Declared that the War with Germany had Been Won...

Celebrations in Picadily Square May 8 1945. Photo taken by Sgt. James A Spence During his Service in WW11

Well, off to make a well-deserved coffee.
Until next time, take care...Hugs Chrissy xx


Red Penn said...

Hey, the best of us all have an Irish ancestor down in the family tree roots!.
Lovely piece on VE Day.

KernowWitch said...

Thank you Red Penn. I'm very proud of my Irish roots and all my other roots..lol..Hugs Chrissy x