With the newspapers last week recalling the death of Hitler 70 years ago, it called to my mind VE day.
I was very young but can remember going into the town with my Mother. I was given a small gold (brass) "V" brooch which I kept for years afterwards and someone was also giving out hats made of card. They were red, white and blue and shaped like the ones that the soldiers wore. When you got them they were flat, but you could open them out so as to wear them. The top was cut in a crisscross kind of basket weave so that it stretched without tearing. Very difficult to describe, but I was wondering if anyone else remembered these. It may have been just the town I was living in as it was one of the most important Army bases in WWII and full of American/Canadian troops, so maybe they were the ones giving them out?