8 May 2020 marks 75 years since VE (Victory in Europe) Day when the Second World War came to an end in Europe. The long anticipated news resulted in spontaneous celebrations breaking out across the nation. A national holiday was declared and people from all walks of life came together to mark the moment. (The war in the East did not end until 15 August 1945, when Japan surrendered. The day was celebrated across the world as ‘Victory over Japan’ (VJ Day).
|The National Army Museum is organising a virtual VE Day festival which starts on Thursday 7th May and continues over the weekend, with a variety of online activities you can join in with, such as Q+A's, musical performances, stories and more. Find out more here nam.ac.uk/whats-on/virtual-ve-day-75-festival-day-1|
|Watch this clip to find out more about VE day and the events that led to the end of the second world war in 1945.|
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