Author: Martin Gilbert
The Day the War Ended May 8, 1945: Victory in Europe
Henry Holt and Company
Size: 58 MB
This book covers the day and weeks leading up to and after VE-Day 1945 throughout the world, the celebrations in free and occupied lands, the reactions of soldiers, prisoners, civilians and world leaders, the aftermath of the war in Europe and the Pacific. It's very well-written and very comprehensive, with contributions and memories from an enormous range of people throughout the world, and it's fascinating to read just how people celebrated those momentous days. The descriptions of liberation by the concentration camp victims are particularly heart-wrenching, as one would expect.