Victory in Europe Day In London



Huge crowds gathered in Piccadilly Circus to celebrate the German surrender in 1945

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Then prime minister Winston Churchill addressed thousands of people from the Treasury balcony

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American soldiers joining in the VE Day party in 1945


The Queen was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh in lighting the first of hundreds of beacons.



Prince Andrew led those laying wreaths at the Cenotaph


Residents on Warwick Street in Grangetown, Cardiff, celebrated VE Day 70 years ago


The band of the Welsh Guards played during the commemorations in London


Randolph Churchill gave an extract from the speech made by his great grandfather Winston Churchill

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