10 vintage videos to celebrate VE Day 75

PUBLISHED: 12:16 05 May 2020 | UPDATED: 10:05 20 May 2020

Churchill waves to crowds in Whitehall on the day he broadcast to the nation that the war with Germany had been won, 8 May 1945

Churchill waves to crowds in Whitehall on the day he broadcast to the nation that the war with Germany had been won, 8 May 1945

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, the day that formally recognised Nazi Germany’s surrender - so we gathered some beautiful old videos that capture the celebratory atmosphere of that first VE Day in 1945

A triumphant Sir Winston Churchill arrives at Buckingham Palace with his iconic cigar and has photographs taken with King George VI.

Celebrations are captured from across the country in a news item from 1945.

British and Russian soldiers celebrate their victory. The Luneburg Heath signing on 4th May 1945 takes place with German officers. London celebrates.

Jubilant crowds at Buckingham Palace are greeted by the royal family: King George VI, Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) in uniform, Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) and Princess Margaret.

Carefree crowds in London dancing and celebrating.

King George addresses his nation and encourages thanksgiving.

British and allied prisoners of war are released from Stalag XI-B camp.

“In the days when war seems remote and far away, these will be historic pictures. They will tell another generation how England celebrated Victory in Europe Day.”

The people of Manchester join in the VE Day celebrations.

Where better for the Brits to celebrate than at the pub?

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