Soldier: Victory Souvenir edition, 8 May 1945
Part of an online exhibition from Durham County Record Office commemorating the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe on 8 May 1945
First printed in Brussels in March 1945, Soldier was the Britsh Army's own magazine. This is the front cover of the Victory Souvenir edition published on 8 May 1945.
'Soldier': The British Army Magazine, VE Day 8 May 1945 (D/DLI 12/4/4/21).;
Inside is a special poem written by the poet and author Edmund Blunden (1896-1974), who had fought during the Great War and had been awarded the Military Cross in 1917 for his bravery.:
'That tyranny's overpast; once more we have come through.'
Back to 'We have come through' - remembering VE Day 1945 exhibition homepage.