Victory in Europe Day
Victory in Europe Day, also known as V-E Day, is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday, 8 May 1945.
Today, [May 8, 2020] is the 75th anniversary of that momentous celebration.
V-E DAY IN PICTURES
Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel signing the unconditional surrender of the German Wehrmacht at the Soviet headquarters in Karlshorst, Berlin.
Source: National Archives and Records Administration
Photo No.: 193
Ve Day Celebrations in London, England, UK, 8 May 1945
A number 3 double-decker bus slowly pushes its way through the huge crowds gathered in Whitehall to hear Churchill's Victory speech and celebrate Victory in Europe Day. The crowd is a mix of service personnel, civilians and children. Behind the bus, people line the balconies of the buildings along the street, and in the background, Westminster Abbey can be seen.
Source: IWM / Photo ID: D24587