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Re: Concert to mark VE Day by Ahren on 10 April 2005 7:45pm
I do know somrething!!
*clears throat*
VJ day is the 15th August
VE day is the 8th May!!

We went to the Imperial War Museum on Friday, its very good!
Re: Concert to mark VE Day by KateC on 11 April 2005 7:51pm
My granddad was one of the soldiers fighting in Antwerpen, Belgium, and its actually quite lucky (for me) that he was there then.

He was fighting near the Velodrome when a German shell blew up and blasted shrapnel into one of his legs. He managed to stagger back to where he had just come from and told the soldiers there that he had been shot in the leg. He then passed out. They just started laughing, thinking he was joking around, and told him to go back out there and fight. When they noticed he didn't move or reply, they knew something was wrong and realised he actually wasn't joking!

He was sent to a hospital in Wales, where he met my grandma, who was working as a nurse. As he lived in Oxfordshire, it is unlikely that he would have travelled to Wales and met her under normal circumstances.

If it hadn't been for that shell...
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