VE Day in New Zealand - 9 May 1945

A DigitalNZ Story by Donna Robertson

"After the suicide of Adolf Hitler on 30th April, the Germans surrendered on 7th May 1945, bringing an end to the Second World War in Europe. The following day was designated Victory in Europe Day - a day of celebration and relief but tinged with great sadness. Gatherings and parades were held by victorious, but exhausted, nations around the world. Due to the time difference VE Day was held on 9th May in New Zealand." https://cclblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/ve-day/

VE Day, World War Two, Second World War, 1945

Sound: VE Day parade in Dunedin

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

VE Day rejoicing

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Weekly Review No. 195 (1945)

Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

WRENS ON VE DAY

New Zealand Electronic Text Collection

VE Day crowds at Parliament

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

V.E. Day, Featherston

Wairarapa Archive

Crowd on VE Day, Wellington

Alexander Turnbull Library

Celebrating VE Day, Lambton Quay, Wellington, 8 May 1945

New Zealand Electronic Text Collection