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King George VI speaks to the Empire on VE-Day

May 8, 1945, was a day to celebrate. It was VE-Day, the long-awaited moment when the Allied forces triumphed over Nazi Germany to claim victory in Europe. But the joy brought by news of peace was dampened by the memory of fallen comrades and the ongoing war in the Pacific. From the liberation of Holland through the German surrender, celebrations in Canada and the servicemen's return, CBC Archives follows Canadians as the war ends in Europe.

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An address by the king praises "those who bore arms so valiantly" during the war.
Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio Special
Broadcast Date: May 8, 1945
Guest(s):
Speaker: King George VI
Duration: 12:01

Last updated: May 7, 2013

Page consulted on November 6, 2014

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