Officers gather around a table at Eisenhower’s headquarters to sign the instruments of the German surrender, Reims, France, 7 May 1945. Photo 1 of 2

Caption   Officers gather around a table at Eisenhower’s headquarters to sign the instruments of the German surrender, Reims, France, 7 May 1945. Photo 1 of 2 ww2dbase
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Added Date 22 Feb 2014

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
22 Feb 2015 11:31:35 PM

The German delegation is seated with their backs to the camera. Left to right, they are: Admiral Hans-Georg Von Friedeburg, Kriegsmarine Col Gen Alfred Jodl, German High Command Maj Wilhelm Oxenius, Jodl's Aide-de-Camp Left to right, the Allied representatives are: Lt Gen Frederick E. Morgan, British General Staff Maj Gen Francois Sevez, France Admiral Harold Burrough, RN Lt Gen Walter Bedell Smith, USA unidentified Soviet officer Gen Ivan Susloparov, USSR Lt Gen Carl Spaatz, USAAF Air Marshall James Robb, RAF Lt Gen Harold Bull, USA Col Yvan Zenkovich, USSR; Susloparov's Aide-de-Camp
2. Peter Campo says:
21 Mar 2015 03:25:29 PM

British interpreter standing behind Sevez is Gen. Kenneth William Dobson Strong. Next to Susloparov is Lt Gen Ivan Chermiaev. Incidently, Susloparov's full name is Ivan Alexeyevich Sousloparov---but check me out
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
29 Jun 2015 05:06:19 PM

Actually, the man behind Sevez in the Naval uniform is not Strong. MajGen Kenneth William Dobson Strong was Eisenhower’s head of intelligence and is in this photo behind Susloparov moving to the camera’s left holding some papers up almost in front of his face.

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