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Crowds celebrating VE day on the streets of London.

8th May 1945: Crowds celebrating VE day on the streets of London. The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, officially announced the end of the war with Germany in a message broadcast to the nation from the Cabinet room at Number 10, he said the ceasefire had been signed at 0241 the previous day at the American advance headquarters in Rheims.

Original Publication: Picture Post - 1991 - This Was VE Day In London - pub. 1945

Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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