Piccadilly Circus, V.E. Day
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 26cm

Piccadilly Circus, V.E. Day

Wolfgang Suschitzky

© Wolf Suschitzky/Museum of London

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Piccadilly Circus, V.E. Day.
Tuesday 8 May 1945 was 'Victory in Europe' (VE) Day, and it marked the formal end of Hitler's war. With it came the end of six years of misery, suffering, courage and endurance across the world.
Individuals reacted in very different ways to the end of the nightmare: some celebrated by partying; others spent the day in quiet reflection; and there were those too busy carrying out tasks to do either.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill and King George VI wanted Monday 7 May to be VE Day, but in the event, bowing to American wishes, victory was celebrated on 8 May.
In this photograph Londoners cdelebrate VE Day with a parade through the streets, passing through Piccadilly Circus, in the heart of London's West End.
 

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Date

1945 AD - 1945 AD
 

Image Number

005330
 

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