Newspaper, Victory in Europe

The Star
Production date
08 May 1945

Object detail

Brief Description
Souvenir edition of Dunedin's The Evening Star newspaper, titled: Victory in Europe. It was published on Tuesday, May 8, 1945

Has many images of Generals, Admirals and the like, as well as leaders of Allied countries around the edges of the front. There is a drawing of flags, with one for every allied country, in the centre with some B-24 bombers in the background. Also in the centre is a quote by Winston Churchill.

The rest of the newspaper has many images of various aspects of the war - mostly as they relate to New Zealand soldiers and life at war, but also battle scenes. All of them have explanatory captions. Images of the New Zealand soldiers who earned Victoria Crosses are also included. Then there are pages on the surrender of Germany. There are articles about life in England during the war, especially as pertains to the Royal family. The last two pages are advertisements and classifieds, some as usual and some as services and goods relate to VE Day.
Production date
08 May 1945
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black ink on newsprint.
Height x Width: 600 x 490mm
Subject date
08 May 1945
Credit line
gifted by Mr G Parfitt
Other number(s)
79/75, 65876
Accession number


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