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VE-Day countdown: Spies and refugees in Allied territory

Day by day, the news got better as the Second World War wound down in Europe. Sixty years ago, CBC Radio brought home reports of retreating Germans, freed prisoners of war, captured spies and surrender in Italy. But with the end of hostilities came dark news of hellish concentration camps, starving civilians and a rocky future for U.S.-Soviet relations. CBC Archives counts down the days to victory in Europe.

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Guards are on the alert as the enemy attempts sabotage in the dying days of the Second World War.

Medium: Radio
Program: CBC War Recordings
Broadcast Date: April 24, 1945
Guest(s):
Reporter: Sam Ross
Duration: 2:47
This clip has poor audio.
Photo: National Archives of Canada / PA-137462

Last updated: March 21, 2013

Page consulted on April 28, 2014

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