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Word War II (WW II) ENDED This Day 72-Years Ago; September 2, 1945 — A Momentous Day.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Instrument_of_Surrender




This was 2 weeks PRIOR — August 14, 1945 in New York.

August 15, 1945 (Japan time) was when Japan surrendered,
9-days after the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and
6-days after Nagasaki.

The surrender papers were signed September 2, 1945.


72-years ago, TODAY. A day for sober remembrance. 

6 long years and 1 DAY after WW II began.

A glorious day for humanity.

We now need to be more vigilant than ever.

This was the War that was meant to end all future wars. Well, that has not happened.


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by Anura Guruge

Word War II (WW II) BEGAN This Day 78-Years Ago; September 1, 1939 — The Time To Reflect.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Poland



A sobering day, at least for I. 78-years seems ‘so long ago’, but also ‘not that long ago’. Just 14-years before I was born.

Scary for those who thought the factors that ignited WW II had been extinguished forever.

Yes, we still have a few WW II veterans around. If you are lucky enough to meet one today remind them of this sombre anniversary.

Kind of interesting that this terrible war ended 6 years AND 1 DAY later; Started on September 1, ended September 2.

So tomorrow will be 72-years since the ending of WW II.

For those not that familiar with the history of WW II, it started with the German invasion of poor Poland.


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German BMW, On Its 100th Anniversary, Apologizes For Nazi Ties & Using Concentration Camp Labor.

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Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original
from March 7, 2016.

Click image to ENLARGE and enjoy here.


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This is why I REFUSE to own, drive or touch a German car — even today.

I explained, in this post, my epiphany against most things Germans after seeing the destruction wrought on Liverpool (the home of the ‘Beatles‘ in England) 35-years after the end of WW II.

And the irony. Given roots in Ceylon I do not have any family members or folks that I knew who served, let alone died, in WW II. All the WW II veterans I have met, and I have met quite a few, have been British, American, Canadian, Australian and yes, German! [I skied in Austria with a German who lost his leg in WW II. They had rope lifts — as is common in Europe. He, given that he only had one leg and as such one ski, needed someone on the other side of the lift to compensate him — essentially to have their skis pointed at an angle to straighten him out. He would wait at the bottom of the ski life until I appeared. Then he would ask me.] But I still feel very strongly about all the ALLIES that served, suffered and died during WW I and WW II.

That is why I am will only now own American, British, Korean or Indian cars.


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by Anura Guruge