VE Day

VE Day on May 8th

Tuesday 8 May 1945 was Victory in Europe (VE) Day, and it marked the formal conclusion of Hitler's war. With it came the end of six years of misery, suffering, courage and endurance across the world.

Huge crowds gathered in London on the following day. At 3pm Churchill made a radio broadcast. In Trafalgar Square, as his voice was relayed over loudspeakers, an eye-witness noted that 'there was an extraordinary hush over the assembled multitude'.

All across the nation people turned on the wireless to find out more. People were out on the streets, hanging bunting and banners and dancing.

Listen on Friday from 3PM as we broadcast a special package to mark the end of six years of misery, suffering, courage and endurance across the world.

 

 

 

 

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