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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.

V E Day in London - 1945

V E Day began with Mr Churchill's broadcast officially announcing the end of war in Europe.

VE Day Showreel | Victory 75

VE Day, 8 May 1945 was a day to celebrate.

Video links to support learning

Have a look at some of these great video links that will support your understanding of VE Day!


BBC Teach - Class Clips

A great range of resources to support learning from the BBC


BBC Newsround

Learn all about why VE Day is celebrated from the Newsround team


BBC Teach

A fantastic A-Z of terms linked to the war.  Short clips explaining different aspects.


Why do we celebrate VE day? a video for younger children

An explanation of World war 2, VE day and why we celebrate it for young children

Want to know more about the First World War?


Learn all about it from these fantastic lessons from Oak National Academy