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On this day in 1945...

…A very special person was born – my mum.

VE day on 08th May 1945 had signalled Victory in Europe and marked the end of the war for many, Hitler having killed himself a week prior. 454 more words


Tuesday 8th May 1945. V.E.Day.

The Burton Daily Mail said in its not particularly large Gothic script: ‘GERMAN WAR IS AT AN END’:  a sub heading said, ‘Burton receives news calmly.'(1) 618 more words


Exhibitors' Takes on Salome, Where She Danced

Believe it or not, Salome, Where she Danced, a pure cult film today on account of its crazy plot, ludicrous characters, and (except for David Bruce) scenery-chewing acting, all incongruously wrapped in Walter Wanger’s first-rate production values, was exactly the right product for the public’s celebratory mood at war’s end. 340 more words


Rev. Arts HN: A Thousand Wrong Words

“V-J Day In Times Square” photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt. August 14th, 1945

Some say that “a picture can speak a thousand words,” but what if they’re the wrong words? 535 more words




A PICTURE, WHEN IT TRULY COMMUNICATES, isn’t worth a thousand words. The comforting cliché notwithstanding, a great picture goes beyond words, making its emotional and intellectual connection at a speed that no poet can compete with. 456 more words

Street Photography

Victims of the Hands of Fate

The internet seems a little confused about V-J Day. Some articles state that it is on 15th August and some say 2nd September. DaysoftheYear.com says that Japan surrendered on 15th August which effectively marked the end of World War II but that the official ceremony didn’t happen until 2 weeks later on 2nd September which is when President Truman marked that day as V-J Day. 310 more words