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VE Day
On May 8, 1945, World War II officially came to an end in Europe. The war would continue in the Pacific region until August, but on VE Day people in the Allied countries poured into the streets to celebrate the victory in Europe. Click on the links below to explore Britannica’s coverage of some of the major people and battles of World War II.

VE Day
Battle of Britain
Battle of the Bulge
Battle of Stalingrad
Winston Churchill
Normandy Invasion
Charles de Gaulle
Dunkirk evacuation
Elizabeth II
George VI
Adolf Hitler
Benito Mussolini
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Learning Materials Britannica New & Revised Articles
Video: VE Day, May 7, 1945 - WWII: Victory in Europe
Interactive Map: WWII Pacific Theatre of Operations

In the last month alone, hundreds of articles have been added or revised to the Britannica Academic. Take a look below to see a few of these new updates!

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Collection

On Memorial Day we honor those who have given their lives in our country’s wars. Find articles, images, and videos in our special Memorial Day collection.

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