VE Day

It was on this day in 1945 Harry S. Truman announced to the American public that Germany had surrendered signalling the beginning of the end of World War II and is known as VE Day. Ironically it was also the president’s 61st birthday. It would take until August 14 before Japan officially surrendered ending World War II. The war had claimed 20 million military personnel and 40 million civilians during 1939 and 1945.

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