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VE-Day: Tears, defiance as Germans sign Berlin surrender

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.

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A ruined Berlin is the backdrop for a final surrender by Nazi commanders.
Medium: Radio
Program: War Dispatches
Broadcast Date: May 9, 1945
Guest(s):
Reporter: Matthew Halton
Duration: 13:29

Last updated: May 7, 2013

Page consulted on July 28, 2014

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