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9 May 2014

Victory Day Celebrations

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Dear friends!


The War Thunder team wishes to congratulate you all with the incoming “Victory Day” and we have great pleasure in announcing the bonuses and discounts over the weekend.

 

Each day you will receive new discounts on 5 aircraft chosen by us (including the premium ones). During the whole weekend, repair on all popular aircraft and tanks in War Thunder will be lowered and also a discount on the RP conversion will be active.


You will also be able to participate in tasks that will award you with unique decal and access for ground forces CBT! To Celebrate Victory Day Golden Battle will take place on May 10! You can receive up to 600 Golden Eagles just for winning!


8th of May for 24 hours starting from 08:00 GMT on the 8th of May 2014

Discount of 69% on purchase of: F4F-3, F4F, LaGG-3

Discount of 50% on purchase of: Beaufighter Mk.X, P-40E (Soviet)


9th of May for 24 hours starting from 08:00 GMT on the 9th of May 2014

Discount of 69% on purchase of: Yak-3, IL2, SU-2 M82

Discount of 50% on purchase of: P-39-N0, B-25j-30(Soviet)


10th of May for 24 hours starting from 08:00 GMT on the 10th of May 2014

Discount of 69% on purchase of: Mig-3-15, IL-4, P38G

Discount of 50% on purchase of: P-400, P63-A5(Soviet)


11th of May for 24 hours starting from 08:00 GMT on the 12th of May 2014

Discount of 69% on purchase of: Yak-9UT, Tu-2S

Discount of 50% on purchase of: P-51D-5, Spitfire F. Mk IX, Avenger Mk 1

*Available for Purchase P-39N-0 (Soviet)*


From 8:00am GMT 8th of May until 8:00am GMT 12th of May

30% discount on RP conversion for Soviet, USA and British line

30% discount for repair of selected ground and air vehicles:  

I-16 type 27, Yak-3, Yak-1b, Yak-9Т, La-5, La-5FN, IL-2, IL-2М, Pe-2-21, P-39N-0, A20G-30, Spitfire Mk.Vc, Tempest Mk.V, Beaufighter Mk.VIc

Wellington Mk.III, P-51D (all modifications), P-47 (all modifications), B-17E, Hurricane Mk.IIb, Spitfire Mk.II,

BT-7, Т-70, Т-34-85, IS-1, Su-85, Su-152

Destroy 60/15/6 enemy aircraft and win 9 battles

to get the “Victory Banner” decal and Ground Forces CBT access


On 10th of May “Golden Battles” in War Thunder

from 02:00 GMT until 06:00 GMT and from 14:00 GMT until 18:00 GMT

for 2nd victory - 100 Golden Eagles

for 5th victory- 100 Golden Eagles

for 7th victory- 100 Golden Eagles

You have an opportunity to earn 600 Golden Eagles!


At Reims in France on the 7th of May 1945 the remnants of the OKW - the German High Command authorised the signing of an unconditional surrender to all units on all fronts: the war in Europe had come to it’s final end. The following day, the 8th of  May, would be declared as VE “Victory in Europe” Day.  The surrender would only take effect at midnight on the 8/9 of May 1945 after the documents had been formally accepted with the signatures of Marshal Zhukov, General Carl Spaatz, Air Chief Marshal A.W.Tedder and head of the OKW, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel. while Europe was engaging in celebration there was still trepidation for many, for these celebrations would be tempered with the knowledge that the war in the Pacific was still to be won.

 

Berlin: Not a single flag flew, no standards fluttered in the breeze, just the heavy scent of despair, the people of Germany had rolled the dice and lost. they came from cellars, bunkers and woodlands, the German people emerged into a new world and into the hands of the occupiers.

 

Moscow: Thousands took part in a Victory Day Parade on the 9th of May, In a grand display of colour, pageantry and national exuberance the streets of Moscow were filled with units of the Soviet Military and civilians in their thousands celebrated and took stock of the great victory they had won. The scale of the celebrations in red square had no equal, they were of a grandeur not seen in the west, there would be a official even bigger Victory parade on June 24th 1945, this event organised at length to show the world the new-found strength of the Soviet Union. The cost to the Soviet Union had been great, and no other front saw the numbers of casualties seen on the eastern front. It was however the price that had to be paid for the freedom of europe from it’s Nazi occupiers.

 

London:  Great crowds, many dressed in the Union Jack or in red, white and blue, gathered at the gates of Buckingham Palace in London as the King of England, the Queen and two Princesses came out onto the balcony and celebrated.

 

Earlier in the day many thousands of people listened intently as the King's speech was relayed by loudspeaker to those who had gathered in both Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square.

 

Paris: The City Erupted with Jubilant crowds, the city which had been liberated some months before now throbbed with energy and crowds as they marched to the Arc de Triomphe where a ceremony was held and wreaths were laid. the Crowds continued to march and celebrate amongst the streets of Paris and in almost every village of France.

 

New York: The streets of New York flooded with people, crowds packed the streets shoulder to shoulder, church bells chimed, every man woman and child gave thanks, some got drunk, many prayed, and all gave thanks this day had come, the celebrations were long and cheerful, but tinged with sorrow for all those lost, and yet to be sacrificed.

 

The war you see was not yet done, the war continued. In the Pacific theatre the war raged on with a determination not seen in europe, it was bloodshed not on an industrial scale as it had been in the fields of France or on the Steppes of Russia, this was a primeval battle fought tooth and nail, with bitter desperate fighting, of animal determination to utterly irrevocably annihilate the enemy, who ever they may be.


We would like to share the Victory Day celebrations with you and hope you all have a great weekend.

 

Regards and Best Wishes, The War Thunder Team

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