Imperial War Museum bring voices of the past into homes to mark 75 years since VE Day


Imperial War Museums will be marking 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe this Bank Holiday Friday (8th May).

IWM is asking households on Friday to play the four-minute soundscape Voices of War on IWM’s website on the 75th anniversary of VE Day. This soundscape combines the first-hand accounts of VE Day, voices from the likes of an army nurse who served in Egypt at the time, a Jewish man from Berlin who spent six weeks in Sachsenhausen concentration camp and Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

The voices will bring the feelings of hope, sadness and fear all felt during the summer of 1945, straight to the homes across the country.

Imperial War Museum London located in Elephant & Castle remains closed at present due to Covid-19, but is hosting a range of events virtually.