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The 8 may 1945 - End of the Second World War

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The 08 may 1945 End of the Second World War

Official end of the war

The 8 may 1945 – End of the Second World War. History has chosen this date to mark the end of an unprecedented conflict.

The Second World War officially ended on 8 may 1945, 11:01 p.m. (German time), the day after the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, Signed on 7 May in Reims.

It leaves an unrivalled death toll in history with more than fifty million deaths, mostly civilians. (400 000 Americans, so many Britons, 600 000 French, eight million Germans, twenty million Soviets, ... even thousands of Malagasy).

Participation of the Malagasy

French colony, Madagascar contributed to France's war effort.

The Big Island provided the raw materials and soldiers to support its military engagement. About 50 000 Malagasy reportedly participated in the Second World War alongside France then alongside General De Gaulle's Free France.

A Franco-Malagasy convention signed in 1974 led to the creation of the National Malagasy Office for Veterans and Victims of War (ONMACVG). The aim was to enable both countries to provide support and assistance to veterans and victims of war. (Source)

Un : Never allow such atrocities again

The human suffering and the cost of the Second World War were immeasurable and incomprehensible. 40 millions of civilians killed and nearly 20 millions of soldiers, half of them in the former Soviet Union.

At the end of the hostilities, world leaders have agreed never to allow such atrocities again. Therefore, some six weeks after the end of the conflict, United Nations was created to succeed the SDN, Society of Nations. The aim was to preserve future generations from the scourge of war.

When it was created in 1945, The United Nations has therefore been endowed by its founding members with a priority objective : “maintaining peace and security”.

And the 22 November 2004, on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed two days dedicated to remembrance and reconciliation : the 8 and 9 may.

En 2005, commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the end of the conflict, General Assembly held an extraordinary solemn meeting in tribute to all the victims of the war. It's the same, that in 2010 and 2015, on the occasion of the 65th, then the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Each of these commemorations was an opportunity to invite Member States to join forces to address the challenges and threats to international peace and security. It was also to reaffirm the central role that the United Nations plays in this area.

The 8 may 1945 – End of the Second World War, Allied victory over Nazi Germany. Remembrance date forever, to remember the worst of Man and never reproduce it.

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