Sunday, May 8, 2005

V-E Day



Sixty years ago

It's interesting to see how V-E Day was recognized. There were celebrations in the US, Western Europe and Russia. On the other hand, many former Eastern bloc countries viewed the day in a more solemn fashion as they were left to face over 50 years of Soviet domination.

4 Comments:

Blogger torporific said...

Since I put this photo up, my sidebar has fallen all of the way to the bottom. Does anyone know how to fix this?

May 09, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks good to me!

ever see "Band of Brothers"?

May 09, 2005  
Blogger Gary Hallman said...

Actually, I really liked that movie, as well as Saving Private Ryan (based on a Canadian story!). I liked how finally made a movie that didn't glorify war.

May 10, 2005  
Blogger torporific said...

Definitely so. I think it destroyed the John Wayne movies which gave such a romantic portrayal of war. I'll always remember that scene where the guy is walking around looking for his arm.

It looked real to me. I'll never forget the ww2 veterans in the theater with me. Many of them were shaking and crying.

May 10, 2005  

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