The WW2 Victory Celebration (1946)

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  1. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    The official WW2 'Victory Celebration' march in London took place on 8 June 1946. This was the celebration for what was believed to have been a "People's War" - the Allied Armed Forces supported by all the civilian groups.

    The King and Queen, together with their two daughters (Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose) drove from Buckingham Palace to the 'Saluting Base' on The Mall (opposite Marlborough Gate).

    After the march past, there was afternoon entertainment in some of the London parks. There was also evening entertainment. There were a number of opportunities to see a 'Punch and Judy' show!

    Below are links to BBC "People's War" articles about the WW2 Victory Parade of 8 June 1946.

    1) A WW2 veteran's eye witness account of the Victory Parade:
    BBC - WW2 People's War - Victory Celebrations, 8th June 1946

    2) An account about one of the miners who took part in the parade:
    BBC - WW2 People's War - Cumberland Miners' Representative in World War Two London Victory March

    [The front cover of the official programme is attached].

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