Today in Legal History: V-E Day Celebrated

On May 8, 1945, the United States and Great Britain celebrated Victory in Europe day. This day marked the end of World War II and the surrender of German troops throughout Europe. World War II began in 1939, with Hitler’s invasion of Poland, and France and England declaring war on Germany two days later. The war lasted six years, causing massive destruction and taking more lives than any previous war.

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