People in Britain are celebrating today. Although, given the worldwide pandemic which is proving as difficult to defeat as any physical enemy, those celebrations will be subdued. Mike, the owner of the blog “A Bit About Britian” and author of “A Bit About Britian’s History” captures the importance of the day in the post I’ve linked below, I think.
Celebrations, similarly curtailed by the pandemic, are taking place in other European Capitals also. Britons tend to see the victory as exclusively theirs, but partisans across occupied Europe played an important part, as did the USA, Canada and all of the Commonwealth countries. And Russia, as one of Britain’s allies, is not only entitled to it’s share of pride in the achievement but suffered far more civilian losses.
Anyway, here is Mike’s piece: https://bitaboutbritain.com/ve-day-2020/