VE (Victory in Europe) Day, Philadelphia, PA, May 8, 1945
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Crowd holding up V - E Day headlines

Credit: Courtesy of Temple University, Urban Archives, Philadelphia, Pa.

On May 8, 1945, Philadelphia held a ticker tape parade to celebrate Germany's unconditional surrender, and the end of the war in Europe. Japan would hold out until August 15, the official date for the end of the Second World War.

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