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In 2020, the Royal British Legion called on the nation to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day from home.
After VE Day thousands were still fighting in the Far East. Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) marks the day Japan surrendered on the 15 August 1945, effectively ending the Second World War.
Grab a cup of tea and join us for a livestream as we bring the World War Two generation together with today’s generation to share experiences.
To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, RBL supporters left messages to remember, celebrate and honour the brave Second World War generation.
Most people remember where they were or how they found out the Second World War was coming to an end. As the war ended in Europe, we share the VE Day stories of those who lived through it.
Discover what VE Day meant in 1945, reflecting on the service and sacrifice of a generation and what that means for our lives today.
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To mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on 15 August, help us remember the forgotten history of those who fought in the Far East by sharing a story or message of thanks on our interactive map.
At 9pm on Friday 8 May, the Legion took part in a UK-wide rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’ to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Feel-good cook Melissa Hemsley is helping us celebrate VE Day with her root veg fritters recipe, inspired by the waste-not rationing mentality of World War Two.
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To mark Commonwealth Day and International Women’s Day, we're celebrating how their roles have changed over the last 100 years.
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8 May 1945 – Victory in Europe Day (VE DAY) – is a day etched in the memory of everyone who witnessed it. After nearly six years of war Germany officially surrendered on 7 May 1945 and the conflict was finally over.
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In the Second World War June Denby was employed as a driver. And a month after the D-Day landings, she found herself on the way to France.
The largest amphibious operation in history, D-Day marked the beginning of the liberation of France and Western Europe in the Second World War.