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Today is Victory in Europe Day – May 8, 1945

 Victory in Europe Day Germany Surrenders – May 8, 1945

Germany Signs Surrender Documents, Allies Capture High Ranking Germans, German Admiral Doenitz Surrenders U-Boat Fleet, Citizens Of Brussels And Paris Celebrate V-E Day. German Field Marshall Keitel and German General Admiral Von Friedeburg sign surrender documents. Other signers: Marshall Zhukov of the Red Army, American General Sparks of the 8th Air force, British Air Marshall Tedder, and French General De las Degenty. The war in Europe has ended. Scenes of Berlin in ruins..famous Adlon Hotel stands. In southern Germany Allied Troops move to complete occupation of the country. The Eagles Nest, Hitler’s mountain retreat. Much of Munich lies in ruins. Herman Goering is captured….. interviewed by Allied reporters. Also captured were Field Marshal Kesseling, Field Marshal von Runstedt, Hans Frank, former Governor-General of Poland, Field Marshal von Klass, Admiral Horthy, former Regent of Hungary, Seyss-Inquart, traitor of Austria. Lt. General Brandenburger of the German 19th Army signs surrender documents in Innsbruck, Austria, American General E.H. Brooks ratifies another victory. German Admiral Doenitz surrenders his U-Boat fleet. Citizens of Brussels and Paris celebrate V-E Day in the streets. General de Gaulle visits the Arc de Triomphe and the Tome of The Unknown Soldier. General Montgomery receives the German surrender at Lundberg. The British fleet enters Copenhagen harbor. General Montgomery and rides through the streets of Copenhagen. King Christian X arrives for re-opening of the Danish Parliament.

Victory in Europe Day Germany Surrenders – May 8, 1945

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Victory in Europe Day, also called V-E Day, was the public holiday celebrated on May 8, 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. Upon the defeat of Germany, celebrations erupted throughout the western world. In the United Kingdom, more than one million people celebrated in the streets to mark the end of the European part of the war. In London, crowds massed in Trafalgar Square and up the Mall to Buckingham Palace, where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by Prime MinisterWinston Churchill, appeared on the balcony of the palace before the cheering crowds. To read more go to the link below:

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