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Gda Music BS: One Giant Step for Mankind - or what? (115* d) RE: BS: One Giant Step for Mankind - or what? 11 Aug 15

Sorry to drift from this current gloom and doom thread but I`m disappointed that there`s no mention yet to indicate that there is a Happy VJ Day - 70th anniversary celebration taking place this weekend on 15 Aug 2015.

I was 13 at the time and can well remember the day we heard the horror news that an atomic bomb had been dropped and exploded over Hiroshima. Then the second similar bomb which landed a few days later, this time targeted on Nagasaki.

Soon after that came the Japanese surrender and as excited schoolboys we had already experienced the street parties that followed the VE Day celebrations on 8 May 1945. We then certainly looked forward to celebrating the Victory over Japan - VJ Day 15 August 1945.

Many years later I happened to hear a tune from the 50s, it was a calypso from Lord Kitchener with his *Chinese never had a VJ Day*. Those particular clever lyrics of his intrigued me to the extent that I needed to seriously think more about his musical message.
Lighten up!

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