V for Victory

Where does 'V for Victory' come from?

V for Victory.

Winston’s Churchill’s V for Victory sign is perhaps one the most iconic of the Second World War. Though it started with a simple radio broadcast, the symbol took Europe by storm and became a rallying emblem for those under occupation. 75 years on from VE Day, V stands for far more than Victory, it stands for solidarity, resistance and never giving up.

This year, Imperial War Museums (IWM) will commemorate 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe. A focal point of our activity will be Voices of War, a four-minute soundscape featuring first-hand accounts of VE Day selected from IWM’s vast sound archive. Find the soundscape and many more victory stories here: https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/victory

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