Published On: Wed, May 6th, 2020

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On this date 75 years ago, allied forces announced Germany had surrendered, marking the end of World War 2.

Announcing the change last year, then-Business Secretary Greg Clark said the move was a “right and fitting tribute”.

He added: “VE Day marked a historic moment in not only our nation’s but the world’s history and it is important that we commemorate this great occasion on its 75th anniversary.

“Honouring those who did their duty, whether on the battlefields of Europe or through their efforts and sacrifices here at home.”

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