Statement by Winston Churchill (London, 8 May 1945)

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During the night of 7 to 8 May 1945 in Reims, Admiral Karl Doenitz, who succeeded Adolf Hitler at the head of the Reich, and General Gustav Jodl, Chief of Staff of the Wehrmacht, sign the unconditional surrender of the Nazi troops. On the 8 May, the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, triumphantly announces the news on British radio.

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Source: CHURCHILL, Winston. Discours: fin officielle des hostilités. Luxemburg: CLT-UFA. 08-05-1945. Kept in: CLT-UFA.
Photo: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library (NLR), Hyde Park, NY, 4079 Albany Post Road. PHOCO. A. 837(104).
Colonal General Gustaf Jodl, Chief of Staff under the Doenitz Regime, signs the document of unconditional surrender. Reims: 7/05/1945. Black and White.

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Surrender of Nazi Germany (Reims, 7 May 1945)