A VE Day to remember!

As Europe celebrates the official end of WWI 70 years ago , I’ve found this video footage of VE Day In Brussels. Who can now imagine the atmosphere of the country at the news of the capitulation of Germany? It must have been a incredible feeling and something to remember forever. Political analysis and justice would come later, the time was at a joyous and victorious feeling!

This video was filmed by Paul  Castaing (Courtrai 1908-1983) film 16mm Brussels –  (collection Philip Declercq)

WWII Records and informations can be found at the CEGESOMA where readers have access to a whole range of records from daily life in the country to resistance networks informations.  The CEGESOMA is located in a beautiful Art Nouveau building which is a plus in your visit.

Let’s have a heartful thought for all the WWII fallen, those who gave their life so that we could live in peace and in democracy. At the time when populism rise again in Europe, we should treasure this legacy and always remember the past!


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