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VE Day and World War Two


Past Pictures Past Pictures


On West Sussex Past Pictures you can discover hundreds of World War Two images of West Sussex, such as those on this page, including VE Day celebrations, home defences and soldiers. Search for 'VE Day' in Advanced Search: Any Text; or 'World War Two' in Advanced Search: Period Name.

Dictionary of National Biography Dictionary of National Biography

Find out more about the lives of famous Britons that helped make VE Day possible, with free access to the Dictionary of National Biography from home.


Screen Archive South East Screen Archive South East


Screen Archive South East, have put together a new archive film 'War and Peace' to commemorate Britain's wartime Home Front as seen through the eyes of filmakers, culminating in all the exhilaration and exuberance of the VE Day celebrations.

Bletchley Park Bletchley Park


Bletchley Park, the home of the WW2 codebreakers, have produced a free downloadable pack about VE Day. 

National Army Museum National Army Museum


The National Army Museum has virtual exhibitions of VE Day and World War Two accounts and images. 

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VE Day 75 and World War Two VE Day 75 and World War Two
Friday 8th May 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the end of World War Two in Europe, and Saturday 15th August 2020 will mark 75 years since the end of World War Two in Japan, known as VJ Day. West Sussex Libraries have a wide range of resources for you including photographs, audio clips from World War Two veterans, newspaper reports of the day, plus links to information from other organisations. 
Sing With Us - We'll Meet Again Sing With Us - We'll Meet Again

Join in with this emotional song, chosen for the VE Day 75 Singalong celebrations. 


West Sussex Libraries' Melody for the Mind uses singing to increase wellbeing. Including links to reminiscence material, sheet music and images.


Press Play to start the video.


Military Voices Military Voices


Military Voices Past and Present is oral history project from West Sussex Libraries to record the experiences of local veterans in 20th Century conflicts, including World War Two. Listen to audio clips of veterans who served in WW2, including Vera Bartram who worked at Bletchley Park.

E Books about VE Day E Books about VE Day


You can now borrow e books about VE Day and World War Two for free with your library card. Browse our VE Day and World War Two reading list and download books through our RB Digital Service.

VE & VJ Day Gov UK VE & VJ Day Gov UK


Official government website for VE and VJ Day 75. 

Britannica Britannica


Find out about VE Day and World War Two with free access to Britannica Library, a recommended source of general information with images and videos to help bring topics alive. Available in junior, student and adult editions.

Royal British Legion Royal British Legion


The Royal British Legion have lots of information about World War Two, including a VE Day learning pack for children aged 7-14 years.

Oxford Reference Oxford Reference


Find out about all the battles, campaigns and personalities in World War Two and VE Day with free access to Oxford Reference for library users.

English Heritage English Heritage


Download the English Heritage VE Day Pack, including 1940s recipes, dance steps and even a Spotify playlist to help you celebrate at home.

VE Day 75 VE Day 75


VE Day 75 is the official website of the VE Day 75 celebrations. 

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Wartime West Sussex Wartime West Sussex


Wartime West Sussex 1939-1945 has hundreds of digitised resources about the Home Front in West Sussex, including diary accounts and newspaper reports on VE Day and VJ Day and audio clips of wartime memories. Heritage Lottery funded project from West Sussex Libraries.

Oxford English Dictionary Oxford English Dictionary

What does the word 'Victory' mean? Find out with free access to the Oxford English Dictionary for library members.


West Sussex Record Office West Sussex Record Office


Read about West Sussex Record Office's World War Two archive material in their VE Day blog. Explore the catalogue to find out what else WSRO holds and search the online photo database for hundreds of WW2  images.

Times Digital Archive Times Digital Archive


Find out how VE Day was reported in 1945 with free access to the Times Digital Archive using your library card. Search articles by date or browse to discover more about World War Two and VE Day.

Imperial War Museum Imperial War Museum


The Imperial War Museum have produced a four minute soundscape featuring first-hand accounts of VE Day selected from IWM's vast archive for VE Day 75  Further VE Day images accounts are available on the IWM website.