E108 - Victory in Europe

May 08, 2020, 04:36 AM
May 2020
 
After more than 5 and a half years of fighting, 75 Years ago today the war in Europe officially finally came to an end. 
 
To commemorate the day we present this special It Happened Here episode. Using archive recordings and interviews with our Veterans from both our official Oral History Project and nearly 8 years of podcasts, we hope to take you back to the heady days of early May 1945.
 
20 of our Veterans will share their memories, both happy and sometimes poignant, of what VE Day and beyond meant to them. Featured in order of appearance are:
 
Betty Flavell
Peggy Huntingdon
Ron Unwin
Joyce Spurr
Tim Edwards
Pamela Billinton
Lady Marion Body
Elizabeth Ruth Hughes
Mary Sherrard
Joyce Bogoni
Betty Lawrie
Eileen Younghusband
Helene Aldwinckle
Sheila Willson
Walter 'Joe' Wright
Margaret Thomas
Jane Fawcett
Elizabeth Marshall
Stanley Clegg
Marigold Freeman-Attwood
 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank not just the Veterans of Bletchley Park and its Outstations, but all Veterans, for their service. 
 
Very special thanks go to Mr Ben Thompson for voicing our archival documents.
 
Image: WAAFs in Trafalgar Square. With grateful thanks to Mrs Margaret Rowland.
 
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