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Winston Churchill, Buckingham Palace, Prime Minister, London, Europe

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At 3pm on 8 May 1945, Prime Minister, Winston Churchill announced that the war in Europe would end at midnight. London erupted into a massive chorus of jubilation and celebration. Mr Churchill was greeted by huge cheering crowds wherever he went and the King was kept busy by a crowd outside Buckingham Palace who made him keep returning to the balcony to receive their accolades. Even his own daughters, escorted by Palace guards, joined the crowd in shouting for the King. All licensing laws in the capital were revoked for the evening and the celebrations went on well into the small hours.Our Picture Shows: St Paul's Cathedral flood lit during VE day celebrations May 1945VE DayMay 1945

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Color Black & White
Keywords cathedrals,christianity,religion,places of worship,England,Landmarks,corec,core49,1940s,WW2,War,Conflict
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Year 1945
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