That’s how long World War Two lasted. Neville Chamberlain announced that following the invasion of Germant into Poland, Great Britain was going to go to war against Germany.
Five years, eight months and five days later, Winston Churchill announced that the war was over. 70 years ago yesterday, VE Day (Victory in Europe) was celebrated.
In the Second World War, the death toll is in the millions (bearing in mind that around 11 million lost their lives in The Holocaust).
There has been mixed responses to the election that took place yesterday, about whether the right person was put in the job but right now I sit on my sofa with Jaxon cradled in my arms grateful for those who fought so that I could have the freedom I have now.
Thank you to the soldiers on the front line.
Thank you to the Wrens, Land Army and other women who balanced caring for their children and doing their bit for victory.
Thank you to all those who “adopted” evacuees to keep them safe during the fighting.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.