When he took to the balcony at the Ministry of Health on 8 May, 1945, Winston Churchill – cigar in mouth – did what he had done many times before and captured the mood of the nation.
“In all our long history,” he told the crowds below, “we have never seen a greater day than this.”
This was exactly 75 years ago on Friday, and Great Britain was celebrating the end of World War Two in Europe.
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