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7 May 2015

7th May 1945: Germany has surrendered

7 Mon. Very mild; lovely, warm, sunny afternoon. To Morden to buy fish. Tidied up the lawn and sowed everlasting flower seeds. Germany has surrendered to Britain, U.S.A. and Russia and tomorrow will be Victory Day. Helped Mrs. Veale with Fred Lee’s help to put up two streamers of flags across the road. And so, after more than five years and eight months Nazi Germany has been defeated and occupied by the three great powers. At one time they had almost conquered the whole of Europe and the plight of Britain seemed hopeless. But as the result of unbelievable mistakes by Germany and the sacrifices and prodigious efforts of the fighting men of the democracies and with the help of Almighty God, the forces of evil and brutality have been utterly and finally vanquished. So Hitler and his dream of world domination by the “lordly folk” as he called the German people will go down in history as the vilest men who ever lived, and from whose tyranny the world has been spared. May the Nations of the Earth now, by brotherly love and mutual help build a new and better world where man may dwell in security and happiness! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise Him above the heavenly host, Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

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