Sunday, 18 May 2014

Complete Surrender (1945)

The Star dated Monday 7th May 1945
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Adolf Hitler had commited suicide in Berlin on April 30th 1945 and had been succeeded by Admiral Karl Donitz who negociated Germany's surrender to the Allies which was signed on May 7th in Reims by General Alfred Jodl and endorsed by Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel in Berlin on the 9th.
The 8th May was indeed to be Victory in Europe (VE) Day. Victory over Japan (VJ) Day was to follow on August 15th.

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