Victory in Europe Day, Whitehall, London; IWM D 24585

Object description: A mounted London policeman pushes his way through the crowds of people gathered in Whitehall, London, to hear Churchill's Victory speech and to celebrate Victory in Europe Day. The policeman is trying to clear a path through the crowds to allow traffic to get through. [b]The crowd is a mix of service personnel, including Grenadier Guards[/b] and members of the Home Guard, and civilians, including children. A soldier can be seen at the top of a bus stop in the background of the photograph, and one lady in the centre of the photo, just behind the horse, is wearing a paper hat as part of the festivities. Catalogue number: D 24585 Part of: MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION Subject period: Second World War Alternative Names: object category: Black and white Creator: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer Category: photographs

Victory in Europe Day, Whitehall, London; IWM D 24585
dbf, Apr 28, 2013
    • Bernard85
      hi dbf,april.28,2013.09:33pm.re:grenadier guards.London victory day in Europe.it looks like they are having a great time in London.it brings back memories.the carrier I was on at the time had just come back from the pacific.we had called in to new York harbour.come late morning they told us it was v.e day,the crowd in times square was packed as in the London picture,great post,regards bernard85
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