Churchill waving to crowds at Whitehall, London, England, United Kingdom on the day he announced the war with Germany had been won, 8 May 1945Edward J. OFemale members of the German military in a prisoner of war camp for women at Regensburg, Germany, 8 May 1945General Thomas Blamey and Brigadier David Whitehead inspecting a captured Japanese Type 96 25mm anti-aircraft gun, Essex Ridge, Tarakan Island, Borneo, 8 May 1945
Churchill waving to crowds at Whitehall, London, England, United Kingdom on the day he announced the war with Germany had been won, 8 May 1945Edward J. O'Rourke, Jr. of Company G, 30th Infantry Regiment, US 3rd Division, circa 8 May 1945Female members of the German military in a prisoner of war camp for women at Regensburg, Germany, 8 May 1945General Thomas Blamey and Brigadier David Whitehead inspecting a captured Japanese Type 96 25mm anti-aircraft gun, Essex Ridge, Tarakan Island, Borneo, 8 May 1945
Georgi Zhukov and other Soviet officers at the German surrender ceremony, Karlshorst, Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945Georgi Zhukov signing the German surrender document, Karlshorst, Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945, photo 1 of 2Georgi Zhukov signing the German surrender document, Karlshorst, Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945, photo 2 of 2Georgy Zhukov reading the act of the German surrender, with Arthur Tedder seated next to him, Berlin, 8 May 1945
Georgi Zhukov and other Soviet officers at the German surrender ceremony, Karlshorst, Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945Georgi Zhukov signing the German surrender document, Karlshorst, Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945, photo 1 of 2Georgi Zhukov signing the German surrender document, Karlshorst, Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945, photo 2 of 2Georgy Zhukov reading the act of the German surrender, with Arthur Tedder seated next to him, Berlin, 8 May 1945
German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel formally surrendering to Soviet Marshal Georgi Zhukov, Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945German Generaloberst Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel, and Generaladmiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg at the surrender ceremony at Karlshorst, Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945 Photo 1 of 2German Generaloberst Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel, and Generaladmiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg at the surrender ceremony at Karlshorst, Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945. Photo 2 of 2Marshall, Leahy, and King announcing victory over Europe, Washington DC, 8 May 1945
German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel formally surrendering to Soviet Marshal Georgi Zhukov, Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945German Generaloberst Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel, and Generaladmiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg at the surrender ceremony at Karlshorst, Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945 Photo 1 of 2German Generaloberst Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel, and Generaladmiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg at the surrender ceremony at Karlshorst, Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945. Photo 2 of 2Marshall, Leahy, and King announcing victory over Europe, Washington DC, 8 May 1945
Men of the US Army 77th Infantry Division at Okinawa, Japan listening to radio reports for the German surrender, 8 May 1945The British Royal family and Prime Minister Winston Churchill responding to the cheering crowds on the surrender of Germany, Buckingham Palace balcony, London, England, United Kingdom, May 8, 1945.United States Army personnel on top of l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France watching the celebration in the streets over the war in Europe coming to an end, 8 May 1945.Victory celebration at the Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge near the Kremlin (background), Moscow, Russia, May 1945
Men of the US Army 77th Infantry Division at Okinawa, Japan listening to radio reports for the German surrender, 8 May 1945The British Royal family and Prime Minister Winston Churchill responding to the cheering crowds on the surrender of Germany, Buckingham Palace balcony, London, England, United Kingdom, May 8, 1945.United States Army personnel on top of l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France watching the celebration in the streets over the war in Europe coming to an end, 8 May 1945.Victory celebration at the Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge near the Kremlin (background), Moscow, Russia, May 1945
Wilhelm Keitel signing surrender documents at the Soviet headquarters near Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945Wilhelm Keitel traveling to the surrender document signing ceremony, Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945
Wilhelm Keitel signing surrender documents at the Soviet headquarters near Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945Wilhelm Keitel traveling to the surrender document signing ceremony, Berlin, Germany, 8 May 1945


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