18 May 2015

VE Day Commemorative Cover

'Victory in Europe' 70th Anniversary 1945 - 2015

Friday 8 May 2015, saw the anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), marking 70 years since the end of the second world war in Europe. At 2:41 a.m. on 7th May 1945, General Jodl signed the unconditional surrender of German forces, which was to take effect from 8th May at 11:01 p.m., formally ending the war in Europe.
CILP VE Day Commemorative Cover
 © 2015 CILP
Great celebrations took place across Europe and North America. In  London over a million people celebrated and packed Trafalgar Square and outside Buckingham Palace, where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by Winston Churchill, appeared on the balcony of the Palace to cheering crowds. Canvey Island celebrated along with millions of exhausted but relieved British people.

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