Co-produced by St James’s House and military charity, SSAFA, VE Day 75 was officially launched on 8th May 2020. Written by experts including the royal correspondent Robert Jobson, VE Day 75 is a beautifully presented publication that tells the in-depth story of Victory in Europe Day. Featuring a wide selection of photographs from the day itself, the book documents the extraordinary events of 8 May 1945, honours those involved and reflects on how this victory has impacted on British society – right up to the present day. As a global patent data specialist headquartered in London, Minesoft was thrilled to be approached by publisher St James’s House to be a part of this historic celebration.

Despite current restrictions, the media attention for this publication has been widespread, featured on Sky News, across some UK newspapers and on the radio. To raise money for SSAFA and the Royal Albert Hall, and to celebrate this historical day, Katherine Jenkins live streamed a performance to pay tribute to the fallen men and women of the Second World War. Performing live from the Royal Albert Hall which is currently closed for the first time since the Blitz.

After 9pm, everyone across the UK was encouraged to open their doors and join in a global sing-a-long of Dame Vera Lynn’s wartime class, We’ll Meet Again, which resonates particularly during this difficult time.

We hope that the release of this book (with free copies currently available here) and the celebrations over the weekend have lifted people’s spirits and we look forward to meeting all of our clients, colleagues and friends again.