Victory In Europe: Round the World

In Britain the news of victory was at first unofficial, but Britain loyally followed the early lead of their King. To General Eisenhower, His Majesty sent a message of gratitude for "complete and crushing" victory.

Millions of pent-up Londoners broke into jubilant celebration, not waiting for the formal two-day holiday their Government had promised them. Buildings broke out with flags and bunting. Guards regiments paraded through the city. Pubs were packed, beer flowed by the barrelful. Effigies of Hitler were hoisted to lampposts. G.I.s on furlough yelled, hugged any handy girl.

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