Photo #: USA C-2337 (Color)
Surrender of Germany, May 1945
Senior Allied delegates celebrate at Rheims, France, on 7 May 1945, shortly after General Eisenhower had addressed the German mission, who had just signed the unconditional surrender document.
Present are (from left to right, in front):
General Susloparoff (Soviet Union);
Lieutenant General Walter B. Smith, U.S. Army;
General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. Army (holding pens used to sign the surrender document); and
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder, Royal Air Force.
Behind the Soviet General is British General Morgan.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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9 February 2004