These three iconic headlines from the Second World War were donated to the Museum as part of two scrap books, collated by John McBride of Victoria, British Columbia.
D-Day was June 6, 1944 — the day of the Normandy Landings— initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during the Second World War.
The Germany Quits headline deontes the day that the act of military surrender was signed on May 7 in Reims, France, and May 8 in Berlin, Germany.
Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day or VE Day) was on May 8, 1945, the date when the Second World War Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. On 30 April Hitler committed suicide during the Battle of Berlin, and so the surrender of Germany was authorized by his replacement, President of Germany Karl Dönitz. The administration headed up by Dönitz was known as the Flensburg government