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

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Photos on Same Day 7 May 1945
Photos at Same Place Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France
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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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