A group of women wearing dresses representing flags of the Allied powers (left to right: the USA, France, Britain and the Soviet Union) outside the Eglise de la Madeleine on VE Day in Paris, 8th May 1945. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

An official US war photographer tries on a watch at the daily “Persian Bazaar” outside the Reichstag in post-war Berlin. Allied troops and Germans alike bring watches, cameras, clothing, cigarettes and food to trade on the black market. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone Features/Getty Images). August 1945

Jubilant ATS girls commandeer an army car for their VE Day celebrations. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 8th May 1945

An old Italian woman shows her gratitude to one of the American soldiers following the liberation of Italy. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). 01-1945

American and Soviet troops enjoying a sing song on a Russian tank after the link up near Griebo in Germany. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images). May 1945

Soviet troops liberate the city of Prague at the end of World War II. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 9th May 1945

A Russian soldier using Eva Braun's phone in her bedroom in Hitler's shelter, at the Chancellery building, Berlin. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 6th July 1945

German soldier and Chief of the Operations Staff Alfred Jodl (1890–1946) flanked by his aide on the left and Grand Admiral Hans Georg von Friedeburg on the right, signs the unconditional surrender document imposed by the Allies at General Eisenhower's HQ in Reims. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 7th May 1945

Women in post-war Berlin, East Germany, form a “chain gang” to pass pails of rubble to a rubble dump, to clear bombed areas in the Russian sector of the city. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images). 9th July 1945

London women singing in the streets on VE Day. (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 8th May 1945

A group of women watch the VE Day celebrations in London. (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 8th May 1945

Two sailors celebrate VE Day with a couple of bottles of beer as crowds look on. (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 8th May 1945

VE Day revellers blowing party trumpets in Piccadilly, London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 8th May 1945

A group of ATS and American soldiers celebrate VE Day in Trafalgar Square. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 8th May 1945

Japanese nurses and soldiers who have surrendered to the Americans just before the Japanese capitulation in World War II. (Photo by Dave Davis/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 1st May 1945

Students from London University stage an impromptu VE Day parade. (Photo by Francis Reiss/Picture Post/Getty Images). 8th May 1945

A happy group marches down a London street on VE Day. (Photo by Francis Reiss/Picture Post/Getty Images). 8th May 1945

Revellers on the lions in the middle of Trafalgar Square, London, during the late night VE Day celebrations. George Broomhead, a sailor with HMS Maynell is holding the Union Jack, the Stars and Stripes and the Hammer and Sickle. (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 8th May 1945

Remnants of the German Army in Prague surrendering to the Allies. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). May 1945

American GI Lt William Roberston greets Russian soldier Lt Alexander Sylvashko, as the historic meeting of the two armies near Torgau on the Elbe. (Photo by William Poulson/Keystone/Getty Images). 25th April 1945

Members of the 42nd Rainbow Division of the 7th Army uncover some of the horrors of the concentration camp at Dachau. (Photo by Horace Abrahams/Keystone/Getty Images). 3rd May 1945

Keystone war correspondent Fred Ramage being embraced by a young Russian officer as the US 9th Army linked up with the Russians near Griebo. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images). 30th April 1945


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