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V.E. Day Anniversary #96535

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 08, 1985
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(Studio) Winston Churchill's comment on Nazis invading hell quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Europe's celebration of V.E. Day anniversary featured; war films shown. [Voice of Queen ELIZABETH II - recalls V.E. Day.] [PEOPLE - remember war, V.E. Day.] War's impact on Britain and England described; Charles De Gaulle's remarks on V.E. Day quoted. President Francois Mitterrand's participation in today's ceremonies shown. West German President Richard von Weizsacker's remarks today mentioned.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) V.E. Day noted marking both Adolf Hitler's defeat and division of Europe.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Berlin) V.E. Day observances in E. and West Berlin today featured; films shown. Prof. Richard Lowenthal's role as underground member in Germany during World War II and his decision to return to Berlin discussed. [LOWENTHAL - explains lessons he learned from World War II.] Rudolph Wunderlich's efforts during war with communist resistance and later imprisonment described [WUNDERLICH - (thru translator) notes even fascist supporters are committed to no more wars.] Opposite perceptions of cause of Europe's div. by both men outlined.
REPORTER: John Laurence

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Laurence, John

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