HOW THE MYTH OF “BRITAIN ALONE” OVERSHADOWS VE DAY: DAVID EDGERTON IN THE NEW STATESMAN

The UK has long downplayed the awkward truth that its victory in the Second World War largely depended on the USSR, the US and the dominions.

In VE Day the streets of British towns and cities were bedecked with flags. If one looks carefully at the films and photographs from the time, it is clear that not only Union Jacks were flying. There were also flags of the many other countries fighting the Axis. Most prominent among these were those of the United States, the Soviet Union and China.

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