Friday 7th August 2020

Researched and Written by Mark Simmons

The organised fight for the right of women to vote in the United Kingdom goes back to the early years of the 19th Century.

Monday 4th May 2020

With the news that Adolf Hitler had committed suicide in his bunker on 30th April, and that the city of Berlin had fallen to the Russians on the 2nd May, people across Britain were confident that the war in the West was finally coming to an end.

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Following the partial surrender a multinational Allied army comprising of Canadian, British, American, Polish, Czechoslovak, and Free Dutch soldiers liberated the Netherlands on the morning of the 5th May.

Wednesday 6th May 2020

The 6th May 1945 was the final major day of combat in Western Europe during the Second World War. That Sunday the 16th Armoured Division of General George S. Patton’s American Third Army captured the Czech city of Plzeň, close to Prague, having got the furthest east of any of the Western Allies.

Thursday 7th May 2020

At 2.41 am on the morning of the 7th May 1945, Allied Supreme Commander General Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower accepted the unconditional surrender of all German forces at his headquarters in an old schoolhouse in the town of Reims, France. 

Friday 8th May 2020

With the news that Adolf Hitler had committed suicide in his bunker on 30th April, and that the city of Berlin had fallen to the Russians on the 2nd May, people across Britain were confident that the war in the West was finally coming to an end…

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