For this celebration of Victory in Europe Day, I thought I would bring together a selection of photographs taken around the world on VE Day, May 8th 1945, 70 years ago today. While not completely over yet, the relief felt, thanksgiving offered, and celebrations held to commemorate the ending of a major part of World War II was immense. These are just some of the pictures which bring those feelings to life as we remember those brave men and women of 70 years ago.
|Crowds cheer outside Buckingham Palace as the King|
and the Royal Family make their appearance.
|A young man holds aloft a Union flag amidst the crowds gathered in Whitehall|
|French civilians march down the Champs-Élysées under the Arc de Triomphe.|
|A group of military staff reading the news of VE Day at headquarters in Paris|
|Bay Street, Downtown Toronto, 8th May 1945|
|Victory Ceremonies at the Military Cenotaph|
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
|Huge crowds gather in the streets of New York.|
|The celebration continues in Times Square.|
And the times of commemoration ought to continue as long as we remember this era of history that should never be forgotten.
Collected and Posted by William A Moore