суббота, 8 мая 2010 г.

8 мая в Великобритании

                           Victory in Europe Day
VE Day marks a very important event in World War II - the end of the War with Germany on Tuesday 8 May 1945. For almost six years from 1939 to 1945 Britain, with other countries of Europe, fought the toughest war it had ever experienced. Six years of bloodshed that had killed approximately 382,700 members of the British Armed forces and 67,100 civilians were over. Finally, in a school house in Rhins, Germany's unconditional surrender was signed at 2:41pm on 7 May. (Active operations by the German forces would cease by 11.01pm 8 May.) At 3pm on 8 May, Britain's Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, made a radio broadcast announcing that war in Europe was finally at an end. He made the broadcast from the War Cabinet Office, the same room that in 1939 Neville Chamberlain had made a speech announcing that the country was at war. Shortly after Churchill's speech King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and the two princesses came out onto the balcony at Buckingham Palace to acknowledge the huge crowd below. From: http://www.projectbritain.com/calendar/may.html

1 комментарий:

  1. Very intresting! I've heard about VE day but did't know what does it exactly mean and why it was called so. Everyone knows about horrors of World War II, so 8 May must be remembered as the beggining of a new life.