【6月21日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

On May 8, 1945, people flooded the streets, waved banners and all but mauled American troops in hugs, as the Allies marked the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany's armed forces. Having endured years of death, disaster and genocide during World War II, many Europeans and Americans could have only dreamt that such a day would arrive.

On this day in history, VE Day, America and its allies breathed a collective sigh of relief as the bloodshed and suffering in Europe was finally ended. Hitler was dead, as were his plans for a Thousand Year Reich. Victory in Europe, at last, was realized.

中譯:

1945年5月8日是同盟國認定為納粹德軍無條件投降的日子,人們紛紛湧上街頭揮舞著旗幟,除了受傷的美軍外,所有人都擁抱在一起。

在第二次世界大戰期間,許多歷經多年死亡、災難與集體屠殺的歐洲人和美國人,只能夢想著這一天的到來。

這個日子在歷史上是歐戰勝利紀念日,隨著歐洲的流血衝突及苦難終告結束,美國及其盟國統統都鬆了一口氣。希特勒的德意志帝國千年大計,因他的死亡,亦隨之告終。歐洲的勝利最終得以實現。

-關鍵軍語-

※Allies:

Those countries allied in opposition to the Axis powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan) in World War II (1939–1945).

※VE Day:

Victory in Europe Day.

例句:

VE Day is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.

歐戰勝利紀念日是慶祝第二次世界大戰,同盟國正式接受納粹德國軍隊無條件投降的日子。