Europe remembers VE Day

Over the weeked countries in Europe remembered VE Day.

VE Day is Victory in Europe Day. It is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s surrender.

It occured on Tuesday, 8 May 1945 and marked the end of World War II in Europe.

This year marked the 75th year since the German Army surrendered.

Due to COVID-19 lockdowns across most of Europe had smaller memorials.

In London the Red Arrows planes painted the skies blue, white and red. However, the public wasn’t even told about the flyover to prevent the mass breaching of lockdown rules. Instead, Brits were urged to stay home and commemorate it quietly.

A gun salute at Edinburgh Castle marked the beginning of a nationwide two-minutes of silence.

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