The alcohol flowed freely on VE (Victory in Europe) Day, 9 May 1945, as this film of street rejoicing shows. Although formal speeches, services and parades were also held, many people preferred more spontaneous celebrations.
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Reference: Weekly Review 195. National Film Unit, 1945
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