Queen Elizabeth II on Friday, during a speech to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, called for “never to give up, never to despair”.
“Never give up, never despair: that was the message,” said Isabel II. During the speech, released at the same time that her father, King George VI, addressed the nation when the war ended in 1945.
The Queen recalled that “many people gave their lives in this terrible conflict”. “They fought so that we could live in peace, at home and abroad. They died so that we could live as free people in a world of free nations. They risked everything to make our families and neighborhoods safe,” said he.
In this context, Isabel II referred to the current context resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, although she has not specifically mentioned the disease. “Today it may seem difficult not to celebrate this special anniversary the way we want it to,” he said.