ago hostilities between the Allies and the Axis forces ceased. To
mark that momentous occasion, during January 2005 U3A Internetwork
would like third-agers around the world to write and tell us where
they were, what they were doing, and what their reactions to that
tells the stories, in English, French and German, of many members
of the University of the Third Age. It has become a valuable resource
for students of many countries studying World War Two, and some
of the panel make their email addresses available to students so
that they can answer further questions."
books are collaborating with the BBC People's War project and we're
looking for much more than how people celebrated VJ day.
of VE and VJ day celebrations will feature, and many of these will
be British stories, our definition of when the war ended is not
fixed to these dates. For example, returning soldiers or POWs for
whom the war didn't end until they had returned home to their families,
first Christmas together etc.
is quite broad at the moment and we want to represent a wide variety
of experiences. We are using many of the British civilian and military
recollections which have been posted on the People's War website.
I am now more interested in collecting international stories,and
especially in how news that the war was over affected people in
the countries previously occupied, New Zealand, South Africa, the
USA, in Russia and in Germany and Italy."