VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY

SHAYNE NEUMANN MP.
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VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY
SHAYNE NEUMANN MP
Today is Victory in Europe Day, marking 75 years since the unconditional surrender of Germany took effect, bringing to an end the war against Germany and her European allies during the Second World War.

On 7 May 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender, which took effect from midnight 8–9 May, with 8 May declared Victory in Europe Day (VE Day). 

This day honours the service and sacrifice of those who served in the Second World War against Germany and her European allies.

Nearly one million Australians served during the war between 1939 and 1945, seeing action in Europe, on and around the Mediterranean, and in the Middle East. 

Tragically, more than 10,000 Australians died in the war against Germany and her allies in the European theatre. 

On VE Day, we should all remember the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women who served in the Second World War, and especially those who fought and died in Europe. 

While VE Day was a cause for great celebration in Allied nations, Australians were still very much preoccupied with the war in the Pacific against Japan, which would go on until August 1945. 

On 15 August this year, we will also commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific and the ultimate end of the Second World War. 
Veteran Affairs