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April 22, 2005

Countdown to Victory

As the Flea makes preparations for a proper VE Day anniversary celebration in the Cotswolds, the CBC offers an interesting countdown of the last days of the Second World War in Europe. News clips from the CBC archives are particularly moving.

Day by day, the news got better as the Second World War wound down in Europe. Sixty years ago, CBC Radio brought home reports of retreating Germans, freed prisoners of war, captured spies and surrender in Italy. But with the end of hostilities came dark news of hellish concentration camps, starving civilians and a rocky future for U.S.-Soviet relations.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 22, 2005 05:14 AM

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