77th Anniversary of V-E Day

This weekend marks the 77th anniversary of “V-E Day,” the official declaration of Victory in Europe as the Second World War neared its end. 

While I’ve read descriptions of the euphoric celebrations, I think that some of the images from the day capture the story best. 

“The first flyers announcing the German surrender outside the Adresseavisen newspaper building.” Norway had been occupied by Germany since April of 1940.       (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, and from Frigjøringsdagen 8 mai 1945 / VE Day in Trondheim (1945), Author: Municipal Archives of Trondheim from Trondheim, Norway. Licensed under Creative Commons. The link is here to view the license information.)

Also in Norway- the adults weren’t the only ones celebrating. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, and from Frigjøringsdagen 8 mai 1945 / VE Day in Trondheim (1945), Author: Municipal Archives of Trondheim from Trondheim, Norway. Licensed under Creative…

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