Winston Churchill greet an ecstatic crowd with his traditional two fingered Victory sign.
War in Britain!
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18/01/1945 British Empire casualties to November 1944 are announced as 282,162 killed, 80,580 missing, 386,374 wounded and 294,438 captured.
 
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10/04/1945 Churchill reveals British Empire casualty figures up to this point as 306,984 killed. Total casualties are 1,126,802, merchant navy losing 34,161 dead or captured. Civilians casualties are 59,793 killed and 84,749 injured.
 
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08/05/1945 VE-Day (Victory-in-Europe Day).
09/05/1945 The German garrison in the Channel Islands agree to surrender to British troops after five years of occupation. The surrender terms are signed aboard the destroyer HMS Bulldog, which is moored off St. Hellier.
12/05/1945 British relief troops land at St Hélier in Jersey, to an ‘overwhelming’ welcome.
13/05/1945 The British Royal Family and allied military leaders attend a thanks giving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
16/05/1945 British troops land on Alderney, taking 3,200 Germans prisoner.
 
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18/06/1945 British demobilisation begins.
 
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26/07/1945 Clement Attlee is elected as Prime Minister of Great Britain.
 
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15/08/1945 VJ-Day is declared in Britain and huge crowds cheer King and Queen en route to Westminster for the State opening of Parliament. The British release details of one of most closely guarded secrets of war, RADAR.
 
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19/09/1945 William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw) is sentenced to be hanged for treason.
 
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08/10/1945 Rudolph Hess is flown from England to Germany to stand trial.
 
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01/11/1945 British Intelligence reports that Hitler probably committed suicide on the 30th April in Berlin after marrying his mistress, Eva Braun.
 
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