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The Announcement of Victory

Sophie Raworth presents a special tribute to the Second World War generation, including stirring military music, moving personal testimony and readings from VIPS and celebrities.

On 8 May 1945, Sir Winston Churchill broadcast the announcement that the war in Europe was over. To mark the 75th anniversary of this historic and unforgettable event, Sophie Raworth presents a special tribute to the Second World War generation. At the heart of the broadcast is Churchill’s powerful address to the nation, in which he declared ‘we may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing’, leading millions to celebrate the end of the war in Europe. Through stirring military music, moving personal testimony and readings from VIPS and celebrities, all those who fought and contributed to the war effort will be remembered and celebrated.

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59 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:19

    The Band of Welsh Guards

    Pomp and Circumstance

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sophie Raworth
Series Producer Catherine Stirk
Executive Producer Kate Shiers

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