This short film explains what VE Day and VJ Day were, and the events that led to the end of the war.
An eye-witness called Alan, who was a child at the time, recalls seeing the celebrations in London as he went on his paper round, and his bittersweet reaction, having lost his mother during the war.
Here’s a great website from the National Army Museum. It's www.nam.ac.uk
>. There are two days of celebrations with a huge programme from 10am today and runs on Saturday too. This includes interviews, Winston Churchill's Victory Speech and a live Jitterbug Victory Dance at 4pm! You can also download a party pack which has colouring tasks to make bunting as well as war time recipes. That is your bank holiday weekend sorted!!