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War's End

Charles Wheeler looks at the last days of hostilities in Germany.

War's End - the last days of hostilities in Germany. Surrender. Some confusion over VE Day, with some newspaper headlines: 'It May Be Today', as in UK people converge on London's West End looking for a chance to celebrate. Of course, it wasn't really over - there was still the long war against Japan. In the Far East those in what would be called the "Forgotten Army" prepare to continue their struggle. In Europe, though, soldiers are waiting for demobilisation, 'demob' , and looking forward to going home.

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Mon 9 May 2005 09:00