Officers gather around a table at Eisenhower’s headquarters to sign the instruments of the German surrender, Reims, France, 7 May 1945. Photo 2 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 2 of 2 ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 7 May 1945
Photos at Same Place Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 22 Feb 2014

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
5 Nov 2015 01:05:12 AM

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
Lt Gen Ivan Chermiaev, USSR
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

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