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    Victory Celebration Certificate 1946

    The Victory Celebrations in London on 8th June 1946, one year and one month after VE Day, featured a huge procession (led by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II), a march-past and a fly-past to commemorate the end of the Second World War.  In addition there were afternoon and evening entertainments (even including a whole Shakespeare play, As You Like It, performed outdoors in Regent’s Park – “Admission free, chairs 6d”) decorations and illuminations and late evening fireworks.

    Every child in Britain in 1946 was sent a copy of this certificate.  On the rear is a list of important dates in the history of the Second World War, from 1939 to 1945.  It is not known to which particular child this certificate was sent.

    1. OB100 Victory Celebration Certificate - compressed