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LONDON OVATION

"GOOD OLD MONTY" Receives Freedom Of Lambeth On Peace Day N.Z. Press Association—Copyright Rec. 10.30 a.m. LONDON, Aug. 15. Wearing battledress and his famous beret, Field-Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery was tumultuously received by peace-day crowds as he drove from Whitehall to the borough of Lambeth, where he was born, and which is bestowing its freedom upon him. The police cordon on Westminster Bridge was broken as the people pressed forward to greet him with shouts of "Good old Monty." Streamers were flung over the bonnet of his car and flags thrust through the window. 'Six mounted police at one point of the route had to clear a way for his car.

Addressing the crowd, FieldMarshal Montgomery said he had never seen anything like the reception given him, which he realised was not all intended for him, but was a mark of gratitude to all those splendid soldiers whose bravery and devotion to duty had achieved final victory He added that if the people wanted peace they all must be prepared to make the personal sacrifices demanded by their leaders. They had to rebuild a new civilisation and a new world in which all nations might live in peace and prosperity. Success in this task could not be achieved without a firm spiritual basis. They therefore looked to the churches for a clear and sitnple lead.

CALM ACCEPTANCE

RUSSIANS ON JAP SURRENDER Rec. 1.30 p.m. LONDON, Aug. 15. The Russian people accepted the Japanese surrender as they did Russia's declaration of war—as a matter cf logical fact, says the Associated Press Moscow correspondent. Moscow radio gave the news at 2 a.m., and repeated it at frequent intervals. There was no visible reaction to the news when Muscovites began to move about in the morning except that the people were quick to stop occasional Americans and congratulate them on the victory. Public celebrations may come later.

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LONDON OVATION, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 193, 16 August 1945

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LONDON OVATION Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 193, 16 August 1945

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