This marks the day that the Second World War ended in Europe. It happened when the Nazis surrendered. It was not the end of the war completely though as it continued in the Pacific against Japan. The war officially ended there in September when their surrender was signed.
It marked the end of 6 years of war. It included countries from around the world and fighting took place on nearly every continent.
The Second World War affected the lives of millions of people around the world.
Hear from some of those who experienced it first hand, and what it was like to live, work and serve during the War. Listen to Mervyn Kersh and Margaret Joy Walker give their accounts of life during the war.