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Photographs commemorating Victory in Europe and Victory over Japan

Indian Paratrooper poses in uniform

Indian Paratrooper poses prior to training exercise, Chakala, India. Credit: Airborne Assault Museum, Duxford.

Wounded Indian Troops

Wounded Indian AB troops, Elephant Point. Credit: Airborne Assault Museum, Duxford.

Indian troops at Elephant Point

Indian AB troops at Elephant Point. Credit: Airborne Assault Museum, Duxford

Street party celebrating Victory in Europe, New Park Street, Colchester. Credit: David Gamble.

VE Day street party at Wickham Road, Colchester. Effigies of Hitler and Mussolini are hung over the street. 8 May 1945. Credit: Colchester & Ipswich Museums.

VE Day party held outside 24 Artillery Street, Colchester, restored by Daniel Streeter (featuring Daniel's great great grandmother Lydia Joslin, right of photograph in white smock). Credit: David and Daniel Streeter.

Colchester children on the High Street in front of what may now be Atik Nightclub. Credit: ‘Essex at War’ by Mark Foley.

Victory party with senior-ranked Royal Air Force officers (front row), 1945. Credit: Debbie Palmer.

Victory party, 1945. Credit: Debbie Palmer.

1945. Credit: Debbie Palmer.

Victory Dinner and Fancy Dress Ball Programme, 1945. Credit: Debbie Palmer.

Victory Dinner and Fancy Dress Ball Programme signed by guests, 1945. Credit: Debbie Palmer.

Victory March Past – holding back the crowd outside Cups Hotel, Colchester. Credit: Local historian and author, Andrew Phillips.

Victory March Past – Queen Street, Colchester. Credit: Local historian and author, Andrew Phillips.

Celebrating VE Day on Cambridge Road, Colchester. Credit: Local historian and author, Andrew Phillips.

Gwen Mason of Colchester, and friend visiting Clacton on VE Day. Credit: Local historian and author, Andrew Phillips.

VE Day party, Golden Noble Hill, Colchester. Credit: Local historian and author, Andrew Phillips.

VE Day celebrations at the US Air Base, Langham. Credit: Local historian and author, Andrew Phillips.

VE Day celebrations at the US Air Base, Langham. Credit: Local historian and author, Andrew Phillips.

VE Day celebrations at the US Air Base, Langham. Credit: Local historian and author, Andrew Phillips.

A street party in Hamilton Road, Colchester. Credit: Local historian and author, Andrew Phillips.

VE Day street party in Colchester. Credit: Local historian and author, Andrew Phillips.

Celebrating the end of World War II in Colchester. Credit: Local historian and author, Andrew Phillips.

Celebrating the end of World War II in Colchester. Credit: Local historian and author, Andrew Phillips.

Celebrating the end of World War II in Causton Road, Colchester. Credit: Local historian and author, Andrew Phillips.

Street party in Wickham Road, Colchester. Credit: Local historian and author, Andrew Phillips.

Street party in Forsight Road/Speedwell Road, Colchester. Credit: Local historian and author, Andrew Phillips.

Street party in Irvine Road, Colchster. Credit: Local historian and author, Andrew Phillips.

Page last reviewed: 30 April 2020