of Parisians cheering, flag-waving,
slogan-carrying, kissing and singing
after the official announcement that
Germany has signed an act of military
Paris, avenue de l'Opéra, May 8, 1945.
May 7, 1945, Germany signed an
unconditional surrender in Reims, then
on May 8, in Berlin. From Paris to New
York, passing by London, people took the
streets to celebrate freedom, after
nearly six years of a war that had cost
the lives of millions, and destroyed
families, homes and cities.