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Started by mikeshadow on Feb 13, 2020 2:30:40 AM
75th anniversary of VE Day - extended pub hours

Pubs, clubs and bars, which are licensed to trade until 11pm, will be allowed to open for an additional two hours, on Friday 8 May and Saturday 9 May from 11am until 1am the following morning, to mark the anniversary.

The order, laid in Parliament today, will also apply to premises licensed to provide entertainment such as music, dances, plays and films.

Commemorations and community events will be held across the country to remember the heroism of British, Commonwealth and Allied armed forces personnel and the contribution of ordinary citizens to the war effort.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pub-hours-extended-to-mark-75th-anniversary-of-ve-day

guigal - 13 Feb 2020 09:48:00 (#18 of 104)

SinnerBoy - 13 Feb 2020 09:29:45 ( #16 of 17)... The Germans.

Possibly not the actual victims of the Dresden raid.

HouseOfLametta - 13 Feb 2020 09:51:38 (#19 of 104)

What are we doing for VJ day?

Or VD day (when the navy came home).

SinnerBoy - 13 Feb 2020 09:52:52 (#20 of 104)

HouseOfLametta

What are we doing for VJ day?

Storming the Nissan factory, with Molotov cocktails, of course!

Tadagee - 13 Feb 2020 09:54:11 (#21 of 104)

You gave that threadbare excuse. Are you raising a glass to Bomber Harris and Churchill or the other true heroes of the victory, then?

If you read my post #13 giggles you would see I clearly said it was those who directed the Dresden raid who should be criticised rather than the the aircrew.

Dresden had no strategic value and was intended simply to crush German morale. All air raids however were likely to result in civilian death. Presumably you see all allied aircrew as culpable then.

cozzer - 13 Feb 2020 09:54:51 (#22 of 104)

Presumably you see all allied aircrew as culpable then.

And German aircrew.

Tadagee - 13 Feb 2020 09:55:37 (#23 of 104)

Indeed pretty much everyone I guess.

cozzer - 13 Feb 2020 09:56:52 (#24 of 104)

Dresden had no strategic value and was intended simply to crush German morale.

Much like the earlier Baedeker raids, then.

Tadagee - 13 Feb 2020 09:57:38 (#25 of 104)

Indeed.

carterbrandon - 13 Feb 2020 09:57:40 (#26 of 104)

Which makes it fine.

cozzer - 13 Feb 2020 10:02:08 (#27 of 104)

Yes, exactly.

cozzer - 13 Feb 2020 10:02:52 (#28 of 104)

Dresden had no strategic value

I don't think that's strictly true.

Tadagee - 13 Feb 2020 10:03:51 (#29 of 104)

That's what I read.

cozzer - 13 Feb 2020 10:04:38 (#30 of 104)

Well I just read that it was an industrial and transportation hub.

carterbrandon - 13 Feb 2020 10:04:50 (#31 of 104)

#27: By that reasoning, we should have mimicked all the Nazi atrocities.

Tadagee - 13 Feb 2020 10:05:03 (#32 of 104)

Ah maybe I misremember. Wiki says it was a rail and communication hub.

cozzer - 13 Feb 2020 10:05:24 (#33 of 104)

Obviously that still doesn't justify firebombing residential zones.

cozzer - 13 Feb 2020 10:05:43 (#34 of 104)

By that reasoning, we should have mimicked all the Nazi atrocities.

Yes, exactly that.

Tadagee - 13 Feb 2020 10:06:45 (#35 of 104)

We've wandered into UK News cozzer. Logic works different here.

cozzer - 13 Feb 2020 10:07:25 (#36 of 104)

Ah maybe I misremember. Wiki says it was a rail and communication hub.

The BBC says it also had factories producing munitions and aircraft parts.

solomongursky - 13 Feb 2020 10:07:28 (#37 of 104)

I can't think of anything more distasteful than drunken Gammons, wearing Engerlund football shirts, lurching out of Spoons bellowing 'Two World Wars and one World Cup'.

It was my birthday.

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