Victory in Europe Day History
Victory in Europe Day marks the official end of the fighting in Europe during the Second World War. On 7 May 1945, German High Command signed an unconditional surrender to the allied forces in Berlin, Germany. The surrender would come into effect the following day at midnight. 8 May was thus the end of armed conflict during World War II in Europe.
Victory in Europe Day is celebrated annually on 8 May in memory of this surrender and return to peace. It is celebrated in many countries throughout Europe on 8 May while other nations have opted to celebrate it on other days. Celebrations in certain countries are named after Victories over Fascism or Occupation depending on the nation.
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Victory in Europe Day References and Related Siteswww.gov.uk: VE Day UK gov.au: VE Day www.britishlegion.org.uk: Rememberance www.historylearningsite.co.uk: WW2