Digital Archives | May 7, 1945 | 6:04

VE-Day: Germans sign unconditional surrender

The war in Europe is over when German commanders capitulate at Allied headquarters in Reims, France.

Now Playing on CBC Radio Help Refresh

Live audio streams for phones and tablets: Radio One and CBC Music (Radio 2, Radio 3 and more)

CBC Radio One

Listen Live Ottawa change

CBC Radio 2

Listen Live Eastern change

CBC Radio 3

Listen Live Radio 3
Digital Archives - Remembering VE-Day 40 years laterMay 8, 1985 | 2:18Digital Archives Remembering VE-Day 40 years later Video
Digital Archives Remembering VE-Day 40 years later May 8, 1985 | 2:18The Canadian Parliament pays tribute to veterans on VE-Day.
Digital Archives - Revelry goes rancid in Halifax riotMay 3, 1985 | 3:47Digital Archives Revelry goes rancid in Halifax riot Video
Digital Archives Revelry goes rancid in Halifax riot May 3, 1985 | 3:47A near-riot breaks out as sailors and civilians burglarize a brewery and loot local shops on VE-Day.
Digital Archives - Looting marks VE-Day in HalifaxFeb 2, 1982 | 10:32Digital Archives Looting marks VE-Day in Halifax Video
Digital Archives Looting marks VE-Day in Halifax Feb 2, 1982 | 10:32An amateur cameraman captures scenes of an unruly mob breaking shop windows on Barrington Street.
Digital Archives - VE-Day: Back on 'Civvy Street'May 30, 1945 | 13:55Digital Archives VE-Day: Back on 'Civvy Street' Audio
Digital Archives VE-Day: Back on 'Civvy Street' May 30, 1945 | 13:55What kind of future awaits Canadian servicemen after coming home from the war in Europe?
Digital Archives - VE-Day: Rest and recreation at RatzeburgMay 28, 1945 | 3:52Digital Archives VE-Day: Rest and recreation at Ratzeburg Audio
Digital Archives VE-Day: Rest and recreation at Ratzeburg May 28, 1945 | 3:52Canadian airmen awaiting transport home pass the time fishing, boating and horseback riding at a plush German villa.
Digital Archives - VE-Day: 'On to Tokyo'May 13, 1945 | 5:09Digital Archives VE-Day: 'On to Tokyo' Audio
Digital Archives VE-Day: 'On to Tokyo' May 13, 1945 | 5:09VE-Day is subdued in Washington as Americans look ahead to the ongoing war with Japan.
Digital Archives - VE-Day: Tears, defiance as Germans sign Berlin surrenderMay 9, 1945 | 13:29Digital Archives VE-Day: Tears, defiance as Germans sign Berlin surrender Audio
Digital Archives VE-Day: Tears, defiance as Germans sign Berlin surrender May 9, 1945 | 13:29A ruined Berlin is the backdrop for a final surrender by Nazi commanders.
Digital Archives - VE-Day: Catching up at the Beaver ClubMay 8, 1945 | 3:52Digital Archives VE-Day: Catching up at the Beaver Club Audio
Digital Archives VE-Day: Catching up at the Beaver Club May 8, 1945 | 3:52A Canadian crew in London captures the sounds of celebration at a servicemen's club and an English pub.
Digital Archives - VE-Day: Tulips, flags, streamers greet Dutch liberatorsMay 8, 1945 | 4:30Digital Archives VE-Day: Tulips, flags, streamers greet Dutch liberators Audio
Digital Archives VE-Day: Tulips, flags, streamers greet Dutch liberators May 8, 1945 | 4:30Marcel Ouimet reports on a marvellous VE-Day reception for Canadians in Holland.
Digital Archives - VE-Day: Mackenzie King addresses the nationMay 8, 1945 | 12:30Digital Archives VE-Day: Mackenzie King addresses the nation Audio
Digital Archives VE-Day: Mackenzie King addresses the nation May 8, 1945 | 12:30"The Nazi beast has been slain," says the prime minister, "but we must fight Japanese militarism until total victory is achieved."
Digital Archives - VE-Day: King George VI speaks to the Empire on VE-DayMay 8, 1945 | 12:01Digital Archives VE-Day: King George VI speaks to the Empire on VE-Day Audio
Digital Archives VE-Day: King George VI speaks to the Empire on VE-Day May 8, 1945 | 12:01An address by the king praises "those who bore arms so valiantly" during the war.
Digital Archives - Canada celebrates victory in EuropeMay 7, 1945 | 25:26Digital Archives Canada celebrates victory in Europe Audio
Digital Archives Canada celebrates victory in Europe May 7, 1945 | 25:26Shouting, dancing and waving flags, Canadians pour into the streets of towns and cities across the country to welcome victory.
Digital Archives - VE-Day: 'I was all mixed up today'May 7, 1945 | 4:43Digital Archives VE-Day: 'I was all mixed up today' Audio
Digital Archives VE-Day: 'I was all mixed up today' May 7, 1945 | 4:43A Canadian soldier at home remembers fallen comrades as he walks among boisterous crowds on VE-Day.
Digital Archives - VE-Day: UN conference capitalizes on victoryMay 7, 1945 | 4:44Digital Archives VE-Day: UN conference capitalizes on victory Audio
Digital Archives VE-Day: UN conference capitalizes on victory May 7, 1945 | 4:44A report on the mood at the United Nations conference in San Francisco on VE-Day.
Digital Archives - VE-Day: Germans sign unconditional surrenderMay 7, 1945 | 6:04Digital Archives VE-Day: Germans sign unconditional surrender Audio
Digital Archives VE-Day: Germans sign unconditional surrender May 7, 1945 | 6:04The war in Europe is over when German commanders capitulate at Allied headquarters in Reims, France.

1 of 3