Prime Minister Winston Churchill speaks to the nation – 3pm 8th May 1945

Image of WInston Churchill - with thanks to English Heritage

VE Day – or ‘Victory in Europe Day’ – marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end.

At 3pm on  Tuesday 8 May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany’s surrender the day before.

Memory of VE Day from Daphne Hayden

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