Queen honours wartime generation as she praises country’s Covid-19 response
The Queen has delivered a poignant message to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day – praising the nation’s response to the coronavirus outbreak that has filled empty streets with “love and care”.
As she remembered Britain’s Second World War sacrifices and the “joyous celebrations” that followed the end of fighting in Europe, the head of state paid tribute to the positive qualities of today’s generation.
The tireless efforts of NHS staff, care and key workers, and communities helping the vulnerable, reflected a nation “those brave soldiers, sailors and airmen would recognise and admire,” said the Queen.
And she highlighted the message of VE (Victory in Europe) Day that resonates with the country’s plight today – “Never give up, never despair”.
Her televised address came at the end of national celebrations, curtailed due to the lockdown, marking 75 years to the day Britain and its Allies formally accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender, following almost six years of brutal warfare.
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A Chennai artist has attempted to enter Guinness World Records. Shiva Raman painted Mahatma Gandhi's portrait using coffee powder. He painted Gandhiji's portrait covering 2,020 square feet area. Raman started painting at 6 am on August 14 and finished his work at 6 am on August 15. The artist works as a faculty member of arts at Hindustan International School in Guindy. Raman art aims at promoting patriotism on occasion of Independence Day. India celebrated nation's 74th Independence Day on August 15. This year, curtailed celebrations were planned in view of Covid pandemic. Security was tightened at borders and across the national capital. Additional cops were also deployed to maintain the law and order situation.
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The Prime Minister and the Prince of Wales pay tribute to those who served inthe Far East during the Second World War at a Victory over Japan 75-yearanniversary event at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
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Photo Credit: Royal British Legion British Army Bruce Mcintosh talks about hisexperiences serving in India and the Far East during World War Two. He detailshis wish for greater recognition of Indian servicemen, who volunteered intheir millions to help fight the Japanese.
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A veteran of the Second World War’s brutal Burma campaign has recalled how hesurvived tropical diseases, injury and jungle warfare 75 years on from the endof the conflict. John Hutchin, 96, joined the Chindits, a special fightingforce tasked with disrupting Japanese communications and supply lines duringthe war in the Far East, aged 20. The Chindits units drew their name from amythical Burmese lion that appeared on their badge.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's statue at Indian embassy in Moscow on June 23. Defence Minister is on a three-day visit to Moscow. He will attend a military parade in Russia's capital to mark the 75th anniversary of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in Second World War. Singh will also hold talks on ways to further strengthen India-Russia defence and strategic partnership.
A 75-member Indian contingent rehearsed in Russia's Moscow on June 22. They have come to Moscow to participate in the 75th Victory Day Parade. The military parade will mark 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War.