Happy VE-Day +75 years

Victory in Europe, or V-E Day, of course, celebrates the formal acceptance by the Allied nations of Nazi Germany’s surrender of its armed forces. German military leaders signed the surrender documents at various locations in Europe on 8 May 1945.

The signings detailed below in period newsreel, complete with the ceremonial destruction of the Swazi at Nurneburg.

A more British take on the matter, from the Imperial War Museum:

And from The Queen, who was in uniform on VE Day.

For us, we should all tip our hats to the men– and women– of the Greatest Generation, whose ranks are all but exhausted these days.

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