History Class, Photos, Uncategorized, World War 2

A Few Images from Victory in Europe Day

Today marks the 74th anniversary of “V-E Day,” the day the Allied forces of the Second World War celebrated Victory in Europe.

In remembrance, I decided to simply share a few images from this tremendous occasion.

U.S. MPs read the news in the Stars and Stripes

 

Victory in Europe (VE) Day in Baltimore
Exciting headlines on newspapers in Baltimore, MA (image courtesy of Wikimedia commons, licensing info linked here)

 

 

Winston Churchill waves to crowds at Whitehall

 

Image courtesy of the Imperial War Museums © IWM (HU 41808) “Revellers ride a truck along the Strand in London”
V.E. Day, May 8, 1945, night illumination over K.D. [i.e., King David Hotel] & Y.M.C.A
Nighttime light display over the King David hotel and YMCA, courtesy of the U.S. Library of Congress

 

Troops on Okinawa hear the news of Germany’s surrender. They still have a long way to go, however- Japan would not surrender until September 2.

 

Many thanks for visiting!

-Anne

10 thoughts on “A Few Images from Victory in Europe Day”

  1. Thanks for reminding us of VE Day! And also, that in the Pacific Theater the war raged on. That was my initial thought when I looked at your first photo. The hell of Okinawa and other smaller (but deadly) campaigns continued to take their deadly tolls. I don’t know how you became so interested in WWII, but I’m glad you did and that you share it with us! 🙂
    –Michael

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Michael- I’m glad you enjoyed it!
      It was kind of a random set of circumstances that rekindled my interested in the era, and I just keep learning how little I know! 🙂

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