Today is VE Day and I wasn’t going to post anything in particular but a quick search came across countless incredible photos and so I thought, why not!
VE Day is a public holiday in several European countries such as France though incredibly not in the UK as though the 8th May 1945 saw the end of war in Europe, the fighting continued in the Pacific and the war wasn’t going to be over until it was over.
Happy VE Day everyone! Enjoy your freedom and remember those whose lives made it possible.
PM Sir Winston Churchill giving one of his many V gestures to the assembled crowds.
A Street Part in Albert Street, East London
Too young ladies celebrating amongst their ruined home
Most men were overseas but there were plenty of women in uniform ready to celebrate
London goes into party mode 1945 style
The King, Queen and Prime Minister on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
Up to no good?
One of the famous photos of Churchill celebrating along with his youngest daughter
Lest We Forget
A rare colour photo of a London VE day street party
Before the days of Health and Safety
I’ve seen crowds at Picadilly but nothing like this!
Congregating at Whitehall, near The Cenotaph