On Friday 8th May, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE day.
VE day stands for victory in Europe and marks the end of the Second World War in Europe on the 8th May, 1945. Although, this does not mark the end of the war, as the war continued in the Pacific against Japan and it officially ended in September.
Why is it significant?
This question can be interpreted in two key ways. First, the allied countries had achieved victory in Europe and the end of World War Two was in sight. Secondly, we must not forget the millions of people who lost their lives due to war.
Watch our recital of ‘VE Night’ by Iris Aspland, written in 1945.