And that’s the way it was: May 7, 1945

Germany signs unconditional surrender, ending European conflict of World War II

On May 7, 1945, Germany signed the terms for unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France, thus putting an end to World War II in Europe.

Here was Page One of The New York Times the day after the signing, when the document took effect:


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