VE Day 2020

 

What is VE Day? 

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.

On 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.

On this page you will find links to various sites which will allow you to read more about this date in history and its on going relevance to ourselves today and in the future.

https://www.veday75.org/ - this is the official site for the VE Day commemorations.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749 - VE Day: What is it, when is it and why do we remember?

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/remembrance-events/ve-day-75 -The Royal British Legion calls on the nation to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day from home.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/what-you-need-to-know-about-ve-day - dedicated pages on the Imperial War Museum website.

https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/whats-going-on/news/virtual-ve75-festival-unveiled/ - The RAF Museums dedicated page.