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VE-Day: Montreal reacts to victory in Europe

May 8, 1945, was a day to celebrate. It was VE-Day, the long-awaited moment when the Allied forces triumphed over Nazi Germany to claim victory in Europe. But the joy brought by news of peace was dampened by the memory of fallen comrades and the ongoing war in the Pacific. From the liberation of Holland through the German surrender, celebrations in Canada and the servicemen's return, CBC Archives follows Canadians as the war ends in Europe.

A man in a Hitler mask is the star of the show on Ste. Catherine St.
Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio News Special
Broadcast Date: May 7, 1945
Duration: 13:17
Photo Credit: Montreal Star/Library and Archives Canada/PA-152318

Last updated: May 7, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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