A colourful VE Day street party took place in the historic heart of the Imperial War Museum (IWM) at Duxford, Cambridgeshire (CB22 4QR) in the east of England over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend of 23 / 24 May. Patriotic bunting fluttered in the breeze as visitors, many in 1940’s dress, enjoyed the live entertainment on the Second World War stage, which was accompanied by colour film footage from VE Day, 8 May 1944.
As part of the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe commemoration at Duxford, Cambridgeshire on 23 May, the Bristol Blenheim Mk. I flies with two Mk. I Supermarine Spitfires. – © Imperial War Museum, reproduced here by kind permission.
The VE Day Anniversary Air Show flying display which ran over two days told the story of the how the war was won in the air and was accompanied by music, wartime speeches and recordings of veterans’ memories.
Over Duxford on 23 May the B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B accompanied by two P-51D Mustangs, a TF-51D Mustang and a Curtiss P-40F Warhawk. – Photo © Imperial War Museum, reproduced here by kind permission.