World War II Anniversary: UK Remembers Indian Soldiers' Contribution As Europe Celebrates Sombre Victory Day

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World War II Anniversary: UK Remembers Indian Sold
An Indian infantry section of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Rajput Regiment on patrol on the Arakan front, Burma(1944)

As the coronavirus pandemic rages across the world, Europe celebrated Victory Day marking 75 years since the end of World War II. The entire of Europe was in a sombre mood due to which various ceremonies were cancelled.

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Germany: Chancellor Angela Merkel paid tributes at Neue Wache — Germany’s main memorial to the victims of war. The city of Berlin observed a one-off public holiday to remember the day 75 years ago when the war that claimed over 50 million lives came to an end in Europe.

Russia : Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday spoke on the phone to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. President Putin will lay flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier memorial. Russia had originally planned for a huge military display but took out only a flypast over Red Square.

Britain : The Queen’s Piper joined pipers all over the world in playing this afternoon in honour of Victory Day but street parades by veterans were cancelled. On the occasion, the contribution of over 2 million Indian soldiers was recalled by the UK, such as of iconic spy Noor Inayat Khan and the former Women’s Royal Indian Naval Service (WRINS). An estimated 87,000 Indian soldiers laid down their lives fighting for the Brits during the war. 

France - Ceremonies across France have been drastically scaled-down, although President Emmanuel Macron still attended an event on the Champs-Élysées.

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