1945 in London. Crowds filled the streets for huge celebrations on V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day) on 8 May, followed by further celebrations on V-J Day (Victory in Japan Day) on 15 August, which finally brought the second world war to a close. Take a look at the pictures below for a snapshot of a monumental year in British history.
VE Day street party, Argyle Road, Edmonton Source 1900s Charley Brown's pub, Limehouse Source Aucharbon Admiralty Arch decorated for VE Day celebrations Source Old London Piccadilly Circus Source Old London VJ Day street party Source Old London Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs Source Buzzfeed Westminster and Buckingham Palace Source Buzzfeed VJ Day street party Source Old London Clement Attlee meeting King George VI after his 1945 election victory
Source Historytoday Street party, Lopen Road, Edmonton Source 1900s Heathrow Airport Source Buzzfeed Celebrations at Piccadilly Circus, VJ Day Source Londonhistorian Pacific Show Boat at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith Source Londonhistorian Big Ben floodlit on 8 May Source Old London Chelsea V Moscow Dynamo Source Old London Trafalgar Square Source Alittlequirk Winston Churchill with General Eisenhower on VE Day Source Michael Beschloss Rip was a search and rescue dog, and found 100 London air raid victims between 1940-1941. He received the Dickin Medal for Bravery. Source Historical Images VJ Day Source Londonhistorian Abandoned boy holding a soft toy Source History Pics Piccadilly Circus Source Old London VE Day, 8 May Source History in Pictures Piccadilly Circus on VE Day Source Londonhistorian Air raid wardens race to the rescue in Farringdon after a V2 rocket explosion in March Source Bbc Burberrys advert from the Illustrated London News Source Burberry A V-1 Buzz Bomb plunging towards central London Source World War Ii History The Cenotaph, VE Day Source Old London VE Day celebrations seen from the Bank of England Source Bbc Two small girls wave flags in the rubble of Battersea, VE Day Source Iwm Winston Churchill waves to the crowd in Whitehall, VE Day Source Old London
Last Updated 07 August 2017