Over 200 beacons will shine out across the UK. To mark this stunning commemoration, here are a wonderful collection of photographs of Britain on VE day, 1945.

HelsbyBeacon960 VE Day beacon
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H-41849 Churchill at the balcony of the Ministry of Health, Whitehall, where he addressed the nation.
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EA-65799 Two British sailors celebrating in the fountains in Trafalgar Square.
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TR-2876 hurchill addressed the crowd from the balcony of the Ministry of Health building, Whitehall.
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EA-65879 Crowds at Piccadilly Circus in London.
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EA-65885 A street near London's Berkeley Square in London.
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