Elderly ladies wave union jack flags and enjoy an afternoon of nostalgia in their local east end pub in east London, remembering the 50th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day on 6th May 1995. In the week near the anniversary date of May 8, 1945, when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Germany and peace was announced to tumultuous crowds across European cities, the British still go out of their way to honour those sacrificed and the r (Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images)