Victory in Europe (VE) Day
31 January 2020
On 7 May 1945 Germany signed an unconditional surrender on all fronts. The surrender took effect from midnight 8–9 May, with 8 May declared Victory in Europe (VE) Day. This brought an end to the war against Germany and her European allies that had spread across Europe, the Middle East and the Atlantic Ocean, lasting for five years and eight months. However, the war in the Pacific continued until Japan surrendered in August that year.