Saturday, May 8, 2010

V-E Day, 1945

To commemorate Victory in Europe (VE) Day, here are some images showing how people in the cities of Toronto and Ottawa, Canada celebrated the news back in 1945.









6 comments:

Harlow Darling said...

This might sound like a pretty ignorant thing to say, but I'm always telling people how I wish I had lived in the 1940s because it was such an exciting time to be alive! Pictures like these and movies like Atonement and The Edge of Love only make me wish for such dangerously exciting times all the more...

Amelia said...

these are such wonderful photos, the happy and excitng mood is captured so well especially the first one. unfortunately VE day anniversary celebrations here in britain have been slightly stunted by news attention on the formation of the new government which is not quite as exciting and nobody looks anywhere near as happy as in the photos.

from amelia of la ville inconnue

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Pixie Drive-In said...

I love these photos. There's so much excitement and emotion. Thanks for posting them!!

Stefanie Valentine said...

VE day photos are so special, i love seeing the happiness and the excitement! x

BaronessVonVintage said...

I agree. These photos capture an incredible period in time. The energy that is still alive in the images is profound!