VE Day, and the other realities of war

May 1st was International Workers ‘ day. A Bank Holiday, as usual, but back in 2019 the Westminster government announced that it would be moved to May 8th in 2020, in order to celebrate 75 years since VE Day – the day when the Second World War ended in Europe. The intention was to hold a three-day jamboree of remembrance, until Covid-19 attacked and forced a change of plans.

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