President Harry S. Truman announces surrender of Germany in World War II. Crowds celebrate in streets of Manhattan
United States USA Date:1945 Duration:1 min 7 sec Sound:Yes
VE Day (Victory in Europe) May 8, 1945. From the White House,in Washington,DC, President Truman announces that Germany has surrendered, bringing World War 2, in Europe to an end. Americans are seen celebrating the good news in the streets of downtown, Manhattan, New York. Crowds on Wall Street and cheering on steps and in front of statue of George Washington at Federal Hall. Tickertape falls on Wall Street. View of Trinity Church between tall buildings. Cheering crowd fills Times Square. Many in the crowd are servicemen in uniform. American flags are seen on buildings and some carried by people in the crowd.
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