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2 Incredible Amateur Colour Films Of London On VE Day

  • 1. Celebrations in Central London

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    This amateur colour film was shot by RAF ground crew electrician R W Johnson and his father William Johnson. Together, they recorded VE Day celebrations on 8 May 1945 in Central London, documenting Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace and Saint Paul's Cathedral.

    Peace Celebrations 1945 - MGH 5125.

  • 2. Revellers in Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square

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    Lieutenant Sidney Sasson of the US Army Signal Corps, Army Pictorial Service, shot this colour footage of VE Day celebrations around Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square.

    Scenes in London Including VE Day - MGH 5074.