The end of World War II

May 9, 2018

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Ed and Eveline Mitteness of Hendricks talk about World War ll and Victory in Europe Day, May 8, 1945.

By Violet Nelson
vanelson70@gmail.com

History points to World War II as the deadliest con­flict in human history. With 50 to 85 million fatalities, it included massacres, bomb­ing, starvation, and disease.
May 8 celebrates the end of the war in Europe, known as V-E (Victory in Europe) Day, 1945. Victory in Japan, known as V-J Day, 1945, is celebrated Sept. 2.
Locals tell about their re­actions to the Second World War.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

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