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What is VE Day?

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.


Click on the links below to gather ideas for how you may celebrate VE day this year.


V E Day in London - 1945

V E Day began with Mr Churchill's broadcast officially announcing the end of war in Europe. Londoners took to the streets in celebrations which continued for...


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.


In June 1943, Mervyn Kersh joined the army at the age of 18. Following training he went onto become a Technical Clerk in the 17th Advance Vehicle Company, Ro...


Joy Hunter graduated from secretarial college during the second world war and quickly found herself at the heart of Churchill's government, working in the Wa...

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