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    BBC Announces VE Day

    This is a sound clip of a BBC announcement on May 7, 1945, regarding the end of the war in Europe.

    https://ia802607.us.archive.org/7/it...ces_VE_Day.mp3

    Just one question. What is "Britishicon Double Summertime"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlejohn View Post
    Just one question. What is "Britishicon Double Summertime"
    The Summertime Act of 1916 established two clock changes per year. During the second world war, double British summer time was invented as an energy-saving device, effectively putting the country on the same footing as mainland Europe - GMT+1 in the winter, and GMT+2 in the summer.

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