Dr Mace
Lancashire Evening Post, Friday 06 July 1945Find My Past

Victory in Europe Day was first marked 70 years ago on 8 May 1945 with the news that Germany had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies.

Millions celebrated in the streets but behind closed doors there was a dramatic increase in divorce rates as returning servicemen and women struggled to deal with the long periods of separation during the war. The new role women had occupied in the workforce during the war also contributed to the strain with women less financially dependent on men.

On the 70th anniversary, the genealogy site Find My Past has uncovered a series of agony aunt style letters written in newspapers dating back to 1945.

Dr Mace
Lancashire Evening Post, Wednesday 07 August 1946Find My Past
Dr Mace
Lancashire Evening Post, Wednesday 13 June 1945Find My Past
Dr Mace
Lancashire Evening Post, Wednesday 21 November 1945Find My Past
Dr Mace
Dundee Evening Telegraph, Wednesday 30 May 1945Find My Past
Dr Mace
Lancashire Evening Post, Wednesday 30 January 1946Find My Past