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Wed, 30 May 2018
Celebrating VE Day

On 8 May 1945 the Allied nations marked their formal acceptance of the unconditional surrender of Germany’s armed forces. After five and a half years of exertion and millions of deaths, the war in Europe was over. Celebrated around the world, this momentous day was also marked by the men and women of Bletchley Park. Although they could not reveal the vital role they had played in bringing about victory, they could still party with everybody else.

VE Day Celebrations
1 / 10Wrens Joyce Fraser and Margaret Nield celebrating VE-Day amongst the pigeons in Trafalgar Square. Margaret and Joyce were both Bombe Operators at Eastcote Outstation, in north-west London.