May 8 1945 – World War II Officially Ends in Europe, Leading to Massive “V-E Day” Celebrations

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May 8 1945 – World War II Officially Ends in Europe, Leading to Massive “V-E Day” CelebrationsRate this post After nearly six years at war, Europe was finally able to breathe a collective sigh of relief on May 8, 1945. Less than a day after the German Army submitted to an unconditional surrender at Reims, France, millions of people gathered in cities all over the world to celebrate the defeat of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. With more than 16 million soldiers and at least 23 million citizens killed in Europe alone — approximately 1 of every 10 people — World War II had taken a tremendous toll. Following the invasion […]