France celebrates Victory in Europe Day on May 8

France commemorates the end of WWII and victory over Nazi Germany

May 8 is the double commemoration in France, marking victory in Europe and defeat of Nazi Germany.

Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945, however, Stalin demanded that the Germans surrender in Berlin so a new signature was made there on May 8 in the presence of representatives of the USSR, France, the UK and the USA.