Tag Archives: Victory in Europe Day

V-E Day 2019: The wettest yet

Gloomy weather has often been a feature of Victory in Europe Day (Huit Mai, or Fête de la Victoire) since my wife Jan and I have been attending the solemn ceremony at Daglan’s war memorial. For instance, some of my … Continue reading

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V-E Day 2015: Damp but dignified

We’ve been having a bit of stormy weather. This morning, a rain-with-lightning storm woke us up before dawn, including a particularly vicious clap of thunder at almost exactly 6 a.m., seemingly right over our house. This did not bode well … Continue reading

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The tricolour over Daglan

Today is the 8th of May, and it’s a national holiday in France. Huit Mai, as it’s known, marks Victory in Europe day, which took place 68 years ago. Each year, when we’ve been in the village, my wife Jan … Continue reading

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Our damp V-E Day ceremony

Today (Tuesday, May 8) is a national holiday here. No, not to celebrate the election of a new President, but rather to mark Victory in Europe Day, the end of World War II. Whenever we’ve been able, my wife and … Continue reading

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