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Podcast 108 - Victory in Europe

Fri, 8 May 2020
A special episode marking VE Day 75

After more than five and a half years of fighting, 75 Years ago today the war in Europe officially finally came to an end.

To commemorate the day, we present this special It Happened Here episode. Using archive recordings and interviews with our Veterans from both our official Oral History Project and nearly eight years of podcasts, we hope to take you back to the heady days of early May 1945.

20 of our Veterans will share their memories, both happy and sometimes poignant, of what VE Day and beyond meant to them. Featured in order of appearance are:

  • Betty Flavell
  • Peggy Huntingdon
  • Ron Unwin
  • Joyce Spurr
  • Tim Edwards
  • Pamela Billinton
  • Lady Marion Body
  • Elizabeth Ruth Hughes
  • Mary Sherrard
  • Joyce Bogoni
  • Betty Lawrie
  • Eileen Younghusband
  • Helene Aldwinckle
  • Sheila Willson
  • Walter ‘Joe’ Wright
  • Margaret Thomas
  • Jane Fawcett
  • Elizabeth Marshall
  • Stanley Clegg
  • Marigold Freeman-Attwood

We would like to take this opportunity to thank not just the Veterans of Bletchley Park and its Outstations, but all Veterans, for their service.

Very special thanks go to Mr Ben Thompson for voicing our archival documents.

Image: WAAFs in Trafalgar Square. With grateful thanks to Mrs Margaret Rowland.


Podcast 108 - Victory in Europe