75 years ago marked the final
Victory in Europe
The New Year saw the Soviet liberation of
Auschwitz, and the revelation of the sickening obscenity of the Holocaust, its
scale becoming clearer as more camps were liberated in the following months.
Germany surrendered unconditionally on 7 May, and the following day was
celebrated as VE (Victory in Europe) day. The war in Europe was over.
In the Pacific, however, it had continued to rage throughout this time. The
British advanced further in Burma, and in February the Americans had invaded Iwo
Jima. The Philippines and Okinawa followed and Japanese forces began to withdraw
Plans were being prepared for an Allied invasion of Japan, but fears of fierce
resistance and massive casualties prompted Harry Truman - the new American
president following Roosevelt's death in April - to sanction the use of an
atomic bomb against Japan.
Such bombs had been in development since 1942, and on 6 August one of them was
dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later another was dropped
on Nagasaki. No country could withstand such attacks, and the Japanese
surrendered on 14 August.
The biggest conflict in history had lasted almost six years. Some 100 million
people had been militarised, and 50 million had been killed. Of those who had
died, 15 million were soldiers, 20 million were Russian civilians, six million
were Jews and over four million were Poles.
The Soviet army continued its offensive from the east, while from the west the
Allies established a bridge across the Rhine at Remagen, in March.
While the bombing campaigns of the Blitz were over, German V1 and V2 rockets
continued to drop on London. The return bombing raids on Dresden,
devastated the city in a huge firestorm.
Meantime, the Western Allies raced the Russians to be the first into Berlin. The
Russians won, reaching the capital on 21 April. Hitler killed himself on the
30th, two days after Mussolini had been captured and hanged by Italian
They shall grow not old, as
we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
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1943 saw the MK IX Spitfire take to the sky's, this
aircraft which was the last Mark of Spitfire to use the Rolls Royce Merlin was
supposed to be a stop gap to combat the Focke Wulf 190 but proved to be the most
numerous Mark ever produced and arguably the most beautiful and best
balanced Spitfire of them all.
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Every part no matter how small played a part in the great
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