So ... I was watching the ceremony on Sword Beach, Normandy, France last week.
At one point, while a ballet was underway on a map of Europe laid down on the sand, the cameras caught Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin in the midst of an animated conversation.
Hmmm. I wondered: what could they be saying to each other? My lip reading skills are so bad that they would be no help even if we could assume they were talking to one another in English, which seems unlikely. So I'm forced to fall back on sheer guesswork.
PUTIN: "Our army would have crushed the Third Reich anyway, even if nothing had happened here."
MERKEL: "You are wrong, Vodka breath! Without any enemies in our rear, we would have stopped you before you got to Konigsberg."
PUTIN: "Kaliningrad, you mean."
Or, it's possible it didn't go that way at all....