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27 February 2021
(United Kingdom)

VE Day 75
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by Timothy Henty - Royal Albert Hall

Program Info:
My dear friends, this is your hour. This is not victory of a party or of any class. It’s a victory of the great British nation as a whole.”

On 8 May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made his Victory in Europe speech, in which he officially announced the unconditional surrender of Germany and the end of the Second World War in Europe. Exactly 75 years since that momentous day, SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity, presents VE Day 75 With The Daily Mail.

On Friday 8 May 2020, a special May Bank Holiday to mark the anniversary, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra plus special guests will unite the nation for an inspiring and patriotic evening.

Audiences will enjoy epic, stirring and emotional music from some of the country’s greatest composers – from
Edward Elgar - Nimrod
William Walton - Spitfire Prelude & Fugue from the 1942 movie The First of the Few
Gustav Holst - Planet Suite
Ron Goodwin - Battle Of Britain Theme from the 1969 Guy Hamilton film
and many more.

The special event will also include appearances on stage by Second World War Veterans.

By attending this event, audiences will be supporting SSAFA. The Armed Forces charity offers support to those currently serving, regulars and Reservists, in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force, veterans and military families, as well as veterans from the Merchant Navy.

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Last edited: 21 August 2020 - 08:17 hours