Victory in Europe Day In London

 

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

(Photo courtesy BBC)

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

(Photo courtesy BBC)

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American soldiers joining in the VE Day party in 1945

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

 

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Prince Andrew led those laying wreaths at the Cenotaph

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

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

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

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/