Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thames (NZ): D Day Events 6 June 1944

The 6th June 2014, is the 70th Anniversary of D Day WWII. It was timely that 70 years ago, Thames was hosting their first visit by the Governor General Sir Cyril Newall. He spoke of the hard times endured by all and the need to take time to celebrate the reported victories.

Evening Post 7 June 1944
Thames Star 8 June 1944
The entry into Rome of Allied Forces was celebrated in towns around New Zealand. The Governor General was meeting schoolchildren, when the Thames Fire Sirens rang out, along with the sounding of car horns.