VE Day.

Published: Saturday 2nd May 2020A free quiz about the people and events of Victory in Europe day, to celebrate the 75th anniversary.
  1. Although we celebrate VE Day on May 8th, on what date was the official surrender signed?
  2. Who signed the official surrender on behalf of the Germans ?
  3. In which French city was the military surrender signed?
  4. Who was the Prime Minister of the UK on VE Day?
  5. Although VE Day marked the end of the war in Europe, the UK still had rationing in force. In what year did food rationing finally end?
  6. Why did US President Harry S Truman say "It's a victory only half won"?
  7. Why were the flags in the USA flying at half mast during the VE Day celebrations?
  8. What song is it said that Parisians sang on the Champs-Elysees during their VE Day celebrations?
  9. What could be purchased in the UK for the VE celebrations without using ration coupons?
  10. Which London church held ten consecutive services on VE Day in 1945 attended by thousands of people?
  11. How many appearances did the Royal Family make on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on VE Day?
  12. Which two members of the Royal Family were allowed to mingle with the crowds on VE Day incognito?
  13. BBC Broadcasting House was floodlit on the night of May 8th 1945 for the first time since which other occasion?
  14. On which date is the victory over Japan (VJ Day) celebrated?
  15. What were published and broadcast once again after VE Day having been classified as "Top Secret" during the war?
  16. What song are the British Legion asking the public to sing along to at 9pm to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day?
  17. On what date do Russia celebrate Victory Day, their equivalent of VE Day?
  18. US President Harry S Truman celebrated his birthday on the first VE Day, in which year was he born?
  19. In 2020 the UK May Day bank holiday will be moved from May 1st to May 8th, when was the only other time this has happened?
  20. Which part of the British Islands was finally liberated from the Germans some days after VE Day?

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