Example image of eyePlorer eyePlorer map for 'Victory in Europe Day': Adolf Hitler Allies of World War II Nazi Germany Unconditional surrender World War II Battle of Berlin Death of Adolf Hitler Karl Dönitz Flensburg government Berlin France Germany May 7 May 8 Reims Rationing Buckingham Palace Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon George VI of the United Kingdom Prime minister The Mall, London Trafalgar Square Winston Churchill Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon April 12 Franklin D. Roosevelt Harry S. Truman President of the United States United States May 12 Chicago Los Angeles Miami New York City Times Square 1995 8 (number) Bank holiday First May May 9 May Day Moscow Time Post-Soviet states Russia Soviet Union United Kingdom Victory Day (May 9) Western Europe