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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
VE DAY AND THE GENERAL ELECTION: Photographs, May-July 1945
May-July 1945
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file or 0.01m3


Name of creator(s)


Administrative / Biographical history


Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated to the Centre by Andrew Mussell, former Assistant Archivist at LHCMA, May 2007

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photographs of London, 8 May 1945, including views of celebrating crowds in various sites including Parliament Green and Trafalgar Square; war savings hoardings covering the site of the statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus, and the base of Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square; and people queuing to enter an exhibition showing a V2 rocket. Also photographs of Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill saluting crowds from an open car and of election posters, June-July 1945.

System of arrangement

As set out above in Scope and Content.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Summary guide entry on-line.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Katharine Higgon.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

June 2007

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  • Cultural events
  • Festivals
  • International conflicts
  • Leisure
  • Leisure time activities
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)


  • London, England

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