For those who
were not born by 1945, VE Day (Victory Europe) was the day the nation threw off
the constraints of war. The hoarding of string and brown paper for recycling,
the blackout to prevent chinks of light aiding enemy bombers.
five on VE-Day and can remember being put to bed early by his mother to be
lifted later, to see the celebration bonfire on the corner of Devon Rise and
Brim Hill in East Finchley.)