VE Day 8th May 1945

The British Modern Military History Society salutes all those men and women who fought and contributed to Victory in Europe on 8 May 1945.   We all owe a great level of gratitude and thanks for the trials, sacrifices and suffering  that generation went through to win the war against an unspeakable Nazi tyranny.

However, we must not forget that World War 2 did not finish on VE Day.  The war in the far east against the Japanese continued for 3 more months until August 1945 and the dropping of the two atomic bombs.   Many British, Commonwealth and other allied servicemen and woman fought and died in that period, and we must not forget them.

Enjoy  VE Day celebrations today, but let’s make sure we celebrate and remember VJ Day in August.

 Stay safe and well.

The BMMHS Team

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VWE Celebrations London
VE DAY CELEBRATIONS IN LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 8 MAY 1945 (D 24587) A number 3 double-decker bus slowly pushes its way through the huge crowds gathered in Whitehall to hear Churchill's Victory speech and celebrate Victory in Europe Day. The crowd is a mix of service personnel, civilians and children. Behind the bus, people line the balconies of the buildings along the street, and in the background, Westminster Abbey can be seen. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source:
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VE Celebrations Paris
VE DAY IN PARIS (OWIL 67436) US Army and Navy officers take French civilians for a ride down the Champs Elysess, Paris in American jeeps after the annoucenment of VE day. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source:
VWE Celebrations London
VE DAY STREET PARTY, LONDON, 1945 (HU 49482) Children's street party at Brockley in London on VE Day 1945. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source:
VE DAY CELEBRATIONS IN LONDON, 8 MAY 1945 (MH 21835) HM King George VI and Queen Elizabeth with Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret joined by the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London on VE Day. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: