V-E Day – Victory in Europe

The Allied forces of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and the Soviet Union had forced the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany. The following day, May 8, citizens around the world celebrated the news of «Victory in Europe (V-E) Day». It was the first hurdle on the path to ending World War II. V-E Day was by no means the end of the war. It would be another four months before Japan would surrender to the Allies in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, known as «Victory over Japan (V-J) Day».


Black crackle Zippo with «VE» engraved on the front, the back and the bottom.

  • Model: four barrel hinge, flat bottom
  • Year: 1942 - 43
  • Status: in collection