Women's Land Army parade 1943.
Women's Land Army parade 1943.

VE Day 75: 18 archive photographs telling Edinburgh's World War II story

To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we’ve scoured our archives at The Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News to bring you a selection of photographs that illustrate Edinburgh’s World War II story.

By David Mclean
Thursday, 7th May 2020, 5:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th May 2020, 8:16 pm

While Edinburgh escaped the wholesale devastation witnessed in Clydebank, Coventry and other cities with heavy industry, the Second World War had a profound effect on the Capital’s citizens.

From photographs showing the early days of school pupils being taught evacuation procedures and how best to respond to the incoming air raids that would destroy homes and take lives, to the jubilant scenes witnessed on 8th May 1945 - VE Day - we can watch the city’s WWII story unfold.

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