Salvo on the occasion of Victory Day
On the occasion of 9 May, the Day of Victory in the Second World War, by firing 10 volleys from six pieces of artillery, members of the Serbian Army Guard have conducted today salvo from the Sava terrace at Kalemegdan. The salvo was attended by Mr Zoran Djordjevic, State Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, Brigadier General Milomir Todorovic, Commander of the Guard, and many citizens.
The salvo was attended by Mr Zoran Djordjevic, State Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, Brigadier General Milomir Todorovic, Commander of the Guard, and many citizens.
The Day of Victory over fascism in the Second World War is celebrated to commemorate the day when Nazi Germany signed the unconditional capitulation, in Berlin, on 9th May 1945. This formally ended the Second World War in Europe. In the war that lasted nearly six years, 61 countries and about 110 million soldiers took part, between 55 and 60 million people were killed and 35 million were wounded. Accurate data about victims, particularly in the former Yugoslavia, have never been established. State commission of the former Yugoslavia announced once the fact that a total of 1.706 million people were killed, among which there were just around 300,000 combatants. That date – 9th May, is celebrated as the Day of Europe, as modern Europe is based on the principles of the struggle against Nazism and Fascism, on the principles of peace, understanding, tolerance and cooperation.