Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The occasion, which is also known as Victory in Europe Day, is regarded as one of the grandest celebrations in British history, during which festivities took place in 1945 to mark the end of the Second World War.

VE Day commemorates the formal acceptance of Nazi Germany’s surrender by the allied forces at the end of the Second World War.

11am — Two-minute national silence to remember the declaration of victory and the end of the Second World War in Europe.
 
The Queen is due to deliver a special televised address at 9pm on VE Day, the same time that her father, King George VI, announced Nazi Germany’s surrender on the radio followed by national doorstep rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s “We’ll Meet Again”.

 

We’ll meet again

Don’t know where

Don’t know when

But I know we’ll meet again

Some sunny day

Keep smiling through

Just like you always do

‘Till the blue skies chase

Those dark clouds far away

And I will just say hello

To the folks that you know

Tell them you won’t be long

They’ll be happy to know

That, as I saw you go

You were singing this song

We’ll meet again

Don’t know where

Don’t know when

But I know we’ll meet again

Some sunny day

And I will just say hello

To the folks that you know

Tell them you won’t be long

They’ll be happy to know

That, as I saw you go

You were singing this song

We’ll meet again

Don’t know where

Don’t know when

But I know we’ll meet again

Some sunny day