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Canadian Broadcasting Company: CBC- On This Day May 7th, 1945
Canada celebrates victory in Europe
Broadcast Date: May 7, 1945
Victory flags are flying high, church bells are ringing, and people are celebrating in the streets. It’s May 7, 1945, and the Allies have secured victory in Europe — 2,076 days after the start of the Second World War. Following a long series of hard-fought battles against Nazi aggression, the Allies get the news that German troops have finally conceded unconditional surrender. But for many this victory is somewhat bittersweet.
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