VE Day: Remembering Victory (2015)
On the 8th May 1945 Churchill broadcast the long-awaited announcement that the war in Europe was over. To celebrate Britain threw the biggest street party the country had ever seen. Seventy years on some of Britain's best-loved entertainers recall the jubilation of that unforgettable day. The extraordinary archive of celebrations all over Britain helps bring back the memories. Britain's celebrities - including Sir David Attenborough, Johnny Ball, Honor Blackman, Jilly Cooper OBE, John Craven OBE, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Dame Cleo Laine, Kenny Lynch OBE, Miriam Margolyes OBE, Sir Michael Parkinson, Leslie Phillips CBE, Anne Reid MBE, Dame Esther Rantzen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Una Stubbs, June Whitfield CBE - share their memories of the tea parties, bonfires, joyful tears and dancing in the streets. After the heady days of celebration it was back to the realities of food rationing and unheated homes; but gradually the nation got back on its feet. The gloom of austerity was replaced a new era ...
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