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USA C-2337 Surrender of Germany, May 1945

Photo #: USA C-2337 Surrender of Germany, May 1945
Title: Surrender of Germany, May 1945
Description: 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.
Catalog #: USA C-2337
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