|What do the different poppy colours indicate?
|Probably the most recognisable poppy and is used as a symbol to commemorate all those who have sacrificed their lives in all global conflicts.
|Worn to commemorate the contribution of black, African and Caribbean communities both in service and civilians.
|Worn to remember all the animals (like horses, dogs, dolphins and pigeons) who have been drafted into service around the world.
|Worn by people who wish to commemorate all those who have died in conflict, but are focused on highlighting alternate resolutions to conflicts other than that of military action.
|Explore local and personal history of World War II
|Use the Bradford Photo Archive to explore Bradford’s past.
|Yorkshire Film Archive video of the VE Day Civic Service in Bradford
|A Pathé Video of Winston Churchill in Bradford (1942)
|Explore the Imperial War Museum
|Explore The National Archives
|Explore The National Army Museum
|Indian subcontinent participants in the Second World War
|Caribbean participants in the Second World War
|African participants in the Second World War
|J.B Priestley's Postscript broadcast for the BBC on the aftermath of a bombing raid on Bradford
|Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day, was celebrated on 8th May 1945 to mark the official surrender of the German Army and the end of the Second World War in Europe.
|Last year marked the 75th Anniversary of this date. Use this page to see some of the events that are taking place to celebrate VE Day, and find out more about the history leading up to and after this day.