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BBC History: Victory in Europe Day

Gary Sheffield examines on this webpage how the defeat of Hitler's Germany was greeted in Britain and around the world.

BBC News: On This Day

BBC News page about the end of the war with Germany including an audio of the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, making an official announcement which was first broadcasted on 8 May 1945.

BBC Schools: Primary History: The War Ends

BBC Schools Primary History online teaching resource about the end of the war.

BBC WW2 People’s War: Schools: End of the War

BBC online resource with lesson plans suitable for both primary and secondary students to be used by teachers and community educators in classrooms and learning centres.

CBBC Newsround

CBBC Newsround page on what the VE Day was.

External Links

WW2 Teacher Photo Reference

Blitz and Peaces website with over a hundred photos relating to the second world war available in the teachers reference photo section.

TES: VE Day Teacher Resources

TES Connect website with teaching Resource for KS2 History, ICT and English, featuring archive photographs and film of World War II. Teachers can also use a whiteboard facility linked on the webpage.

TES: VE Day Uploaded Resources

TES Connect website with uploaded teaching resources relating to the second world war.

People at War

People at war website with real photographs, images and stories used as the starting point for some imaginative games and teaching resources directly linked to the curriculum.

History Learning: VE Day

History Learning website with information on the Victory in Europe Day.

Youtube: VE Day 1945

Video on YouTube showing the VE day on 8th May 1945 in London when Winston Churchull spoke to the nation.


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