!! Darlings, today is VE DAY!
Today, 8 May 1945, the war against Germany was over, and the world collectively went fucking nuts.
The first surrender actually occurred in Reims, France, but nobody really pays attention to that. The 8th of May ushered in the unconditional surrender in Berlin, Germany, when the Allied powers made German officers sign that shit again, you know, with feeling this time.
Celebrations occurred worldwide - in fact, over one million people took to the streets in Great Britain alone.
Victory Day in the former Soviet Union is actually celebrated the day after, on 9 May. This is mostly due to the fact that time zones are weird and Russia is fucking huge.
After celebrations, the Allies would go about picking Germany apart and taking away its toys - like, for real this time - and the United States continued to fight in the Pacific against Japan for another three months.
In the photo above, Winston Churchill waves to crowds on VE Day.