Adolf Hitler SR 1945
   On July 10, 1940, Hitler began the Battle of Britain because Winston Churchill, prime minister had a fierce determination against the IIIth Reich. He managed to galvanize the British people against the aerial destruction caused by Nazi bombers and by V1, the first cruise missiles and V2, the first ballistic missiles launched against England. "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat..." Such were the Winston Churchill's words of war. Before defeating England, Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa in June 1941 against the USSR. On 5 December 1941, the panzer di...

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Winston Churchill SR 1944
   On 7 May 1945, in a school of Reims, France, the German general staff of the Western Front signed its unconditional surrender. Winston Churchill was able to proclaim the surrender of Germany and the cessation of hostilities at midnight one minute. The next day, the Nazi general staff at Berlin confirmed its surrender.   On 19 May 1945, the Labour Party left the government for ending the period of national unity of wartime. New elections were held on July 5. The surprising result gave victory for the first time since its foundation, to the Labour Party. After le...

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Edith Piaf - SR 1945
   For her birthday on 19 December 1945 her lyricist Henri Contet offered at Edith Piaf the song La Vie en rose. She hesitated for several months and finally recorded it on October 9, 1946. This song echoed by many artists around the world including Louis Armstrong, Mary Hopkin, Marlene Dietrich, Plácido Domingo, Diane Dufresne and a forty other artists. This song was voted a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998. In 1946, it was the movie Étoile sans lumière where she played with Yves Montand. She revealed him from the spring of 1944, when he sang at the Moulin Rouge in Paris i...

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