War Thunder’s Victory in Europe Day parade is starting right now

You likely can’t see a parade in person right now, but nobody’s raining on virtual parades, and boy this week we have our pick of them. Hot on the heels of World of Warships’ Victory in Europe Day celebration, War Thunder is putting on a streamed parade of its own to honor the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

“75 years ago, the world celebrated the end of World War II in Europe and one of the most important events of that days was the Berlin Victory Parade. In honor of the Victory anniversary, Gaijin Entertainment has created a virtual reenactment of the Berlin Victory Parade of 1945 inside War Thunder – an online game featuring hundreds of historically accurate military vehicles from that era and beyond. The video will be available on War Thunder’s YouTube channel today at 22:01 (UTC), precisely 75 years after the World War II in Europe ended. The historical Berlin Victory Parade saw thousands of soldiers and officers from USSR, United States, United Kingdom and France marching together in the presence of Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov, General George S. Patton, General Brian Robertson and General Marie-Pierre Kœnig. It was one of the few moments in history when almost all of humanity stood united.”

That’s 6:01 p.m. EDT, meaning that the parade is starting right as this post goes live; Gaijin says the vehicles have been “made as close to the original as possible, with all military vehicles looking exactly as they were at that moment,” save for the planes that have been added specifically “to honor the pilots of Mustangs, Spitfires and Yak-9s who served in World War II.”

Source: Press release, official site

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