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WHAT IS VE DAY?

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VE Day is the name given to the date that the Allied Forces formally recognised the surrender of Nazi Germany.

What happened on VE Day?

Huge celebratio­ns were held across the

West, especially in Great Britain and North

America. More than one million people celebrated in the streets throughout the

UK, including Princess Elizabeth (who would become Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret, who wandered through the crowds in disguise.

What’s happening this year?

It’s the 75th anniversar­y of VE Day so, even in lockdown, the country is being encouraged to take part. A two-minute silence will be held at 11am, and Brits are being encouraged to decorate their homes in red, white and blue decoration­s.

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