From the archives: Britain celebrates victory in Europe, 1945

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The Builder marks the surrender of Nazi Germany as Britain looks to the future

Below is The Builder’s leading article from 11 May, 1945, three days after the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany following five and a half years of warfare. Much of London lay in ruins but, like the publication’s issue marking the end of the First World War 27 years earlier, the focus of the piece is firmly on the future.

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