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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1995
Re "Clinton to Join Yeltsin in Moscow for 50th V-E Day," March 21: Upon hearing that President Clinton has chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the end of World War II in Moscow I am concerned. It strikes me as ironic that President Clinton, a representative of the United States, is not spending the anniversary in Great Britain. I think that it is appropriate for Clinton to spend the anniversary with a country that American soldiers died to protect. The comrades and fellow soldiers of Americans were British, not Russian.
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May 7, 2010 | Si Liberman
The explosion of joy had not yet erupted. But there, in the heart of London that night, darkness was strangely absent on one city street. A stream of light illuminated almost an entire city block. Some happy soul had raised a store window's blackout shade. And for the first time in nearly six years, it was done without fear of inviting an air raid warden's citation or German bombs. That marvelous lighted scene, foretelling the end of Europe's deadliest period, has stayed with me all these years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1995
During all the recent V-E Day celebrations, there has been some discussion about the Germans accepting responsibility for their part in the war. At the same time, I heard a level of frustration expressed over the Japanese rewriting of history concerning their responsibility during the war. My heart goes out to all the people who lost family and friends during the war. When will we as a country have the same sense of outrage for what happened to...
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2006 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
So they've given up; they're finally done in and the rat is dead in an alley back of the Wilhemstrasse. Take a bow GI. Take a bow little guy. The superman of tomorrow lies at the feet of you common men of this afternoon. This is it kids. This is the day all the way from Newburyport to Vladivostok You had what it took and you gave it And each of you has a hunk of rainbow around your helmet. Seems like free men have done it again.
NEWS
May 9, 1995
May 8, 1945, the day that Adolf Hitler's army surrendered to the Allied forces--Victory in Europe Day--ended one of the most heroic and horrible passages in history. Fifty years later, the anniversary was marked around the world in solemn ceremonies.
MAGAZINE
May 23, 1993
During World War II, Shilts says, married women were not allowed to enlist, and women who got pregnant were immediately discharged. That was not always the case. I was married in 1941, enlisted in the WAAC (then the WAC), served until after V-E Day and was discharged in 1945. I had many WAC buddies who were married and two friends in the WAVEs, also married. One of my bridesmaids was a Marine, and married. I have no firsthand knowledge of homosexuality in the WACs, but I did go to weddings of my fellow WACs who married GIs while they were overseas.
NEWS
July 28, 1985
This is a comment on the article of July 18 by Beverly Beyette concerning the month-long local festival, "Imagine There's a Future," commemorating the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August, 1945. Co-chairman Kent Wong is quoted: "The message that the Asian-Americans have to share is that the only time nuclear war has been unleashed has been against the Asian people. . . . There is a pervasive view that the lives of people of color are worth less than the lives of Caucasians."
OPINION
May 19, 1985
In his address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on V-E Day, President Reagan made not even the slightest mention of Russia's contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany of World War II. The historical fact remains, however, that it was the Russian soldiers who saved the civilized world, including the United States, from being enslaved by Hitler's Third Reich. Winston Churchill put it succinctly when he said, "It is the Russian army that tore the guts out of the German military machine."
NEWS
May 8, 1985 | Associated Press
As a third of the European Parliament jeered, waved protest signs or walked out today, President Reagan accused the Soviets, wartime allies turned adversaries, of trying to "spread their dominance by force" and argued that his "Star Wars" program offers the best promise of perpetuating the 40 years of peace since V-E Day.
NEWS
May 9, 1995 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unrelated events in the run-up to Monday's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of V-E Day underscore how much Europe has changed since 1945--and how it remains the same . . . * April 30. London. English soccer writers make their annual "Player of the Year" pick. The winner: Juergen Klinsmann, a flashy, goal-scoring forward from London's Tottenham Hotspur. "A genuinely fine athlete, a spectacular goal scorer and a gentleman," summed up one of those who voted.
OPINION
May 8, 2005
Regarding V-E Day 60 years ago today. The Germans have surrendered. We are still in Paris. The six of us who have been together since England are standing on the parapet of Sacred Heart Cathedral atop Montmartre, overlooking the city. It is getting darker by the minute. Night is falling. At almost the moment of total darkness -- Paris has been blacked out for four years -- we are overwhelmed. There is an explosion of light and music everywhere in the city. In a single moment every streetlight, every electric sign, every square decorated with festive lanterns springs to life as bands in each of these places begin to play.
WORLD
May 7, 2005 | David Holley, Times Staff Writer
As leaders of more than 50 countries prepare to gather here for a three-day round of summits and celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, authorities are trying to guarantee two things: sunny skies and no terrorism. It's unclear which is the bigger challenge. As for any threatening rain clouds, they are due to be attacked by Russian air force planes at some distance from Moscow starting today.
TRAVEL
June 4, 1995 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Dahlburg is The Times' bureau chief in New Delhi
It was summer, and picnickers sprawled in the high grass by the side of Route Departmentale 112, enjoying their baguettes stuffed with cheese and the long days filled with warm sunshine. Grain, high and green, trembled in the tranquil fields of the Meuse heights as the breeze swept over it. Black-and-white dappled cows grazed in their pastures. The scene was serene and beautiful, the epitome of the prosperity of rural France.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1995
During all the recent V-E Day celebrations, there has been some discussion about the Germans accepting responsibility for their part in the war. At the same time, I heard a level of frustration expressed over the Japanese rewriting of history concerning their responsibility during the war. My heart goes out to all the people who lost family and friends during the war. When will we as a country have the same sense of outrage for what happened to...
NEWS
May 17, 1995 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of his 75th birthday, Pope John Paul II looked somberly back across a momentous half a century to conclude Tuesday that humankind has still not learned the lessons of World War II, which he witnessed in traumatic fashion in Poland. "Sadly, the end of the war did not lead to the disappearance of the policies and ideologies which were its cause or contributed to its outbreak.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1995
My, what a difference 50 years can make. Like many Americans, I spent May 6-7 watching television specials and reading news articles commemorating the 50th anniversary of V-E Day and the fall of Germany. I give my special thanks to our veterans and Allies who fought and conquered the forces of evil. I do have a few minor observations I would like to share as I type this on my American-made PC, and go to work in my English-made car, that is parked next to my wife's German car. I also failed to mention that I watched all those televised specials on our Japanese-made TVs. My, isn't it amazing at the progress warring countries have made in this short span of just 50 years?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1985
The furor over President Reagan's visit to a German cemetery leads one to realize that the reasoning of this President, his friends, advisers and sycophants has reached a new level in perfidiousness. So the Germans felt slighted during the D-Day ceremonies last year. What a shame. As if 40 years were enough to expurgate any nation's inhuman crimes. Reagan seeks "reconciliation," claiming there were "helpless" Germans drafted into that army, which makes them, somehow, no different from the millions of other victims of World War II. Which is about as outrageous an insult on the integrity of the human spirit as is possible.
NEWS
May 5, 1985 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
The forthcoming visit of President Reagan has set off an unusual swell of anti-American feelings in Spain, a mood intensified by the American decision to impose a trade embargo on Nicaragua. Pressured by angry public opinion, the Socialist government of Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez issued a statement Friday night expressing its "sharp concern" over the trade embargo.
NEWS
May 9, 1995 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unrelated events in the run-up to Monday's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of V-E Day underscore how much Europe has changed since 1945--and how it remains the same . . . * April 30. London. English soccer writers make their annual "Player of the Year" pick. The winner: Juergen Klinsmann, a flashy, goal-scoring forward from London's Tottenham Hotspur. "A genuinely fine athlete, a spectacular goal scorer and a gentleman," summed up one of those who voted.
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