VE Day 70


August 15, 2015

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On 8 May 1945, Churchill broadcast the long-awaited announcement that the war in Europe was over. To celebrate, Britain threw the biggest street party the country had ever seen. 70 years on, some of Britain's best-loved entertainers recall the jubilation of that unforgettable day. The extraordinary archive of celebrations all over Britain helps bring back the memories.

4. A Party to Remember

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Chris Evans hosts a spectacular concert staged at the iconic Horse Guards Parade in London, forming the centrepiece of the national celebrations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day. From the declaration of war through to the celebrations on VE Day, the show captures and reflects the spirit and mood of the nation at that time.

6. The Nation Remembers - Highlights

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Kirsty Young introduces highlights of the events held earlier in the day to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day. In the morning, Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, together with other members of the royal family, attend a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to commemorate this historic occasion. Following the service, all eyes are turned to Parliament Square and Whitehall for a parade of veterans and all those involved in the war effort both at home and abroad. And...

May 10, 2015

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May 10, 2015 of the TV-show VE Day 70 was broadcast by BBC1 on Sunday 10 May 2015 at 10:00.

3. The Cenotaph - Highlights

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Highlights of the morning's service at the Cenotaph in London to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

2. The Cenotaph

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70 years ago today, prime minister Winston Churchill announced that the war had finally ended in Europe and victory was declared. To mark the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, a service of remembrance takes place at the Cenotaph in London, observing a national two-minute silence at 3pm.