8th May 1945, VE Day

What do you remember?

By Gina Da Cunha

Down tools and lift your glasses

Jim Huke talks about VE day in Belgium

Street Parties

Molly and Selina lead the discussion

Photo:The Cocos Clarion's 'Victory Special', 9th May 1945 for all those serving on the Cocos and Keeling Islands.

The Cocos Clarion's 'Victory Special', 9th May 1945 for all those serving on the Cocos and Keeling Islands.

Photo form WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

8th May 1945, VE Day

Lawrie Mullard

On VE Day I was on the sands at Clacton and on VJ Day I was in Egypt. And in the end we were in a little barracks and they said keep away from the perimeter fence because you'll probably get bombed - and we did.

15th August 1945, VJ Day

Audio transcripts
Transcript for 'VE Day in India':
Fredrick George Wicks

VE Day I was on leave up in Darjeeling. We were very much helping the local children up there. And the local school arranged for us who were on leave up there to go along to their place and we invited the boys to a football match. We played without any shoes and, of course, they beat us. It was a very nice do altogether. In the evening we had a marvellous meal. An Indian meal sitting on the playing field there. Served up by the teachers and we ate Indian fashion. They gave us a big leaf and the curry and everything was put in the leaf.

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