VE Day Photos: Germany Surrendered 70 Years Ago

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Written by Gina Smith

On May 7/8, 1945, Germany surrendered to the Allies. It’s the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Check out VE Day photos here. Developing …

aNewDomain — May 7/8, 1945 marks the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day. It was the day Germany surrendered to the Allies in World War II. Here are some great VE Day photos we pulled up to make you feel like you were there during that momentous time.

Here’s the German surrender at St. Lambert’s.

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Here’s a shot of German leadership surrendering at Akerhus Fortress.

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Here’s an awesome video covering UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s announcement to the British people that Germany had surrendered. Check out young Queen Elizabeth (then Crown Princess Elizabeth). She’s the one in the military uniform standing in a Buckingham Palace balcony, at far left.

Germans sign the official surrender docs at Reims. Admiral Karl Doenitz, who briefly took over the Reich after Hitler’s suicide, is at far right.

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Immediate celebration followed the news in the United States.

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Here’s Churchill surveying the VE day celebration crowds after Germany surrendered, below.

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More celebration photos and headlines …

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Here’s The Stars And Stripes headline story.

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For aNewDomain, I’m Gina Smith.

Credits: Photographic Arts [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons,  Johs. Stage [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, Donald I. Grant / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / at en.wikipedia [Public domain] from Wikimedia Commons, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons, (Germans sign unconditional surrender in Reims, France), Isle of Wight celebration published by Photographic Arts [Public domain or Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons.