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  • V-E Day: how President Truman reacted on May 8, 1945

    The British wanted to declare victory on May 7. The Russians would wait until May 9. The difficulties with Churchill and the Russians were 'exasperating,' Truman would later write. But on May 8, he said: 'This is a solemn but glorious hour.'

May 21, 2015

Photos of the day 05/20

A displaced Iraqi Sunni woman, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, carries her child in a plastic basket on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday. Iraqi security forces on Tuesday deployed tanks and artillery around Ramadi to confront Islamic State fighters who have captured the city in a major defeat for the Bag...

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