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WHAT DOES V-E DAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Victory in Europe Day
Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day,VE Day, or simply V Day was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. It thus marked the end of World War II in Europe. On 30 April, Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader, committed suicide during the Battle of Berlin. Germany's surrender, therefore, was authorized by his successor, Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz. The administration headed by Dönitz was known as the Flensburg government. The act of military surrender was signed on 7 May in Reims, France and on 8 May in Berlin, Germany.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «V-E DAY» OVER TIME
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «V-E DAY»
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Ed Kennedy's War: V-E Day, Censorship, & the Associated Press
This edition includes an introduction by Tom Curley and John Maxwell Hamilton, as well as a prologue and epilogue by Kennedy's daughter, Julia Kennedy Cochran.
Ed Kennedy, Julia Kennedy Cochran, 2012
From D-Day to V-E Day
Photographs and easy-to-follow text provide a brief introduction to the major events of World War II from D-Day to V-E Day.
Julie Klam, 2002
Ten Days in May: The People's Story of VEDay
This book records a highly representative sample of those views, from both Britain and abroad, from civilians and service men and women, from the famous and not-so-famous, in order to provide a moving story and a valuable social picture of ...
Russell Miller, Renate Miller, 2011
VeDay in Photographs
A photo essay celebrates the end of World War II in Europe with coverage of the celebrations, the return of the troops, the clean-up efforts, the trials of war criminals, and more than one hundred black-and-white captioned photographs.
Tony Hall, 1995
VEDay: A Day to Remember
We hear from not only those in the Armed Forces but civilians. The book catches the mood of jubilation and exhilaration yet also the great sadness of the huge waste of human life and resources. Hard times still lay ahead.
Craig Cabell, Allan Richards, 2005
To the victor the spoils: D-Day to VEDay, the reality ...
The book is for anyone interested in social history as well as readers of military history. This is history written from an alternative, challenging perspective. The author has not been afraid to confront controversial issues.
Sean Longden, 2004
The day the War ended: VE-Day 1945 in Europe and around the ...
Here are the stories of combat soldiers and ordinary civilians, collaborators and resistance fighters, statesmen and war criminals. Here are the victorious, the defeated, the liberated, and the long-subjugated.
Martin Gilbert, 1995
D Day to VEDay: 1944-45
General Dwight D. Eisenhower's personal account of the Allied invasion of Europe from the preparations for the D Day landings to the final assault across Germany - a tactical account of his attempts to counter enemy actions.
Dwight David Eisenhower, 2000
Thank God and the Infantry: From D-Day to VE-Day with the ...
Here is the story of the part played in the final eleven months of the Second World War in Europe by the 'Poor Bloody Infantry', told in their own words.
John Lincoln, 2009
American Women During World War II: An Encyclopedia
Her son had recently died in the last big battle over Germany's Rhine, and she
said that her “first reaction” to V-E Day jubilation was that “glorification of this
victory is sowing the seeds for the next war.” More thoughtful and less motivated
Doris Weatherford, 2010
4 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «V-E DAY»
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The Lessons Obama Could Learn From VE Day
If President Obama had a sense of history, he might have thrown, in Washington, a more heartening party, to which V-E Day would serve only as prologue. «Wall Street Journal, May 15»
See Photos of Jubilant VE Day Celebrations in New York City
The original V-E Day, or Victory in Europe Day—which is commemorated on May 7 in Great Britain and Commonwealth territories and on May 8 in the ... «TIME, May 15»
Chicago Tribune historical photo
When V-E Day finally came May 8 — 70 years ago — Chicagoans celebrated each in his or her way, though tempered by serious worries. GIs were still fighting ... «Chicago Tribune, May 15»
70th Anniversary of V-E Day
Today marks the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, the celebration following the Nazi surrender during World War II. Dr. Keith Huxen of The National ... «Biography, May 15»
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