How might Winston Churchill have replied to this telegram? Dear Sir, I highly appreciate your gracious understanding and congratulatory words sent in your May 9th 1945 telegram. I rest assured that it means a lot. The struggles of the Second World War left our globe astonished, and the aftermath is still very depressing. Although I led Britain to victory, I am obligated to pass on the congratulations to the many civilians that risked their lives in order to save our Nation.
Even though the downfall of Germany is a magnificent victory and proud moment, I cannot stress enough that the war is still not over. The Japanese are still a strong, opposing force that have to be dealt with immediately. I am glad to see that the people of Britain are experiencing joy, but it is needed to be understood that much work is still required for the abolishment of the war. Not only are the Japanese a current problem but the fall of Germany has blossomed many new problems that will require much labor and hard work to secure.
One of the many current issues that have arisen is the tremendous reconstruction needed due to the damage of the war. The damages that the V1 and V2 bombs are endless, which were sent upon us by the Nazi’s of Germany. We are left with thousands of buildings, homes and schools completely crumbled. Not only will the reconstruction of these building require the hands and manual labor of thousands of our citizens but it will also require huge amounts of economic influence. The costs of the war have left our Nation with a lot less money than what we started with.
Our Nation may have accomplished a magnificent thing but with victory comes sacrifice which is illustrated by the damage that our Nation has witnessed and received. Because of our country’s strength put forth by our troops on land and at sea, left our nation vulnerable to air attacks, which Hitler committed upon us. Not only did the attacks leave our infrastructure crumbled but it also posed thousands of people to be homeless and need for better health care and education programs which also need the economic stability that we do not posses.
Another problem that is facing us is the required justice to imprison and punish those who were associated with the mass attacks and the Nazi regime. The individuals that were a part of the crimes that were committed against Britain should and will be punished and face their consequences. The number of these individuals is never-ending. The punishment of these so called “collaborators” faces our society with the problem of making sure that we are just in our punishments.
This is because some of the collaborators were forced to cooperate with Nazi’s due to the intimidation and fear that they posed. Collaborators left Europe with many divisions due to the bitterness that Countries presented towards each other. Trust is needed for a continent to communicate and work together, and we need to rebuild that trust that has been destroyed through the outbreak of the war. The hope for a better future and the need for social changes are another situation that we are faced to come up with a solution for.
The war has left us devastated and in need for huge reform in our society including our governing and general infrastructure. Governing ways stayed the same for a very long time during the war which poses the problem of gradually changing the way that we govern our society. Restrictions that were in action during the war are now expected to be removed and that causes the problem of finding a way to get rid of those restriction but still maintaining power and authority for our government.
The overall mood of our people is continually changing, and after a huge catastrophe like this, it is hard for our government to find out what the mood of its people really is. Now we are in control of phasing out the war time restrictions in an appropriate manor. For example the removal or rationing would mean a huge dash for food, resulting in prices sky rocketing and posing problems on our economy and supply of food.
As you can see fine Sir, although the victory in Europe creates a magnificent mood for people in Britain and other ally countries our nation is still faced with tremendous problems that will require some time, economic support and manual labor and help from our citizens once again. I once again would like to thank you so much for your gracious statements mentioned in the telegram. We will continue to build and repair a prosperous Britain as we know it. Yours sincerely, Prime Minister Winston Churchill