Four MPs take a break along a German road to read the best headline to date in the Stars and Stripes, the surrender of Nazi forces on May 8, 1945.
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The remains of what was a heavily armed German unit surrenders on the Eastern Front, December 1941. Notice all the MG-34s.
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Delegation of German officers walking for negotiations before capitulation of Festung Breslau, May 6th, 1945. The Russian siege of Breslau had lasted three months. The sign reads Stop! No way! Front.
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A British soldier in North Africa with his captured prizes of 3 Germans and a Nazi swastika flag, June 1942.
Image Credit: Chetwyn (Sgt), Morris G (Sgt), Morris R H (Sgt), No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Vanderson (Lieut)
Sergeant E.J. Savage of the 4th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, guarding surrendering German soldiers as they trot by, Sneek, Netherlands, May 28, 1945.
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A visibly pleased Canadian soldier stands at the head a group of prisoners (including two officers at the front) who surrendered in Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy, on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
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Two old members of the Volksturm, the national militia, seem relieved to have surrendered to British troops in Bocholt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany March 1945.
Image Credit: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Walker (Sgt)
A great persepctive from a Red Army soldier as a Nazi soldier comes out of the forest, December 1941.
Image Credit: Samaryi Guraryi / RIA Novosti
Not one but several German prisoners holding up white handkerchiefs and flags, April 1945.
Image Credit: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Smith (Sgt)
German u boat U-236 coming alongside U-826 while flying the white ensign, for inspection by British naval officers at Loch Eriboll, Scotland. Before surrendering U-826 had been on operational duties for more than five weeks.
Image Credit: Parnall, C H (Lt), Royal Navy official photographer
Commander Noorfleet (left) accepts the formal surrender of U-858 from her CO, Kapitänleutnant Thilo Bode (right) aboard ATR-57. The German u boat was the first to surrender in U.S. waters. LT Robert H. Braun (center) served as translator 14 May 1945. Noticed Bode's specially-treated leather pants.
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Battle Group Commander Major D.V. Currie at left supervises the round up of German prisoners at St. Lambert-sur-Dive, France, August 19, 1944. This photo captures the very moment and actions that led to Major Currie being awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest award given to military members of Commonwealth countries.
Image Credit: Lieut. Donald I. Grant
A trio of very high-ranking Nazis - Albert Speer, Karl Doenitz and Alfred Jodl - after their arrest by the British Army. Speer and Doenitz would serve time in prison and then be released but Jodl was hanged in Nuremberg in October 1946.
Image Credit: Malindine E G (Capt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit
German surrender at Cherbourg, a key port for the German Navy during World War II. U.S. Major-General Joseph Lawton Collins, receives the signing of the instrument of surrender of the German General Staff.
Image Credit: Conseil Régional de Basse-Normandie / National Archives USA
German soldiers surrendering as Red Army soldiers rush to disarm them near Vitovka village on the Bryansk Front, 1941.
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MPs question a (literally) dirty German prisoner who was found to be carrying a large quantity of Russian cash, Normandy, July 1944.
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A posed photograph of a German soldier surrendering to British infantry after his PzKpfw III tank was knocked out during fighting in the Western Desert, Nort Africa, October 1942.
Image Credit: Chetwyn (Sgt), No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit
In another staged photograph, Germans surrender to British commandos from 1st Special Service Brigade near Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. March 1945.
Image Credit: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Norris (Sgt)
Surrendering German civilians pass a Churchill tank in Uelzen, Lower Saxony, Germany April 18, 1945.
Image Credit: Leeson (Sgt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit
German troops surrender to the crew of a Stuart tank near Frendj, Tunisia, May 1943.
Image Credit: Keating (Capt), No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit
General J von Arnim, Commander of the German Forces in North Africa after Rommel's departure during the closing stages of the Tunisian Campaign, leaves North Africa for England after the surrender of the Axis forces in North Africa, May 1943.
Image Credit: Gunn (Sgt), No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit
A group of German prisoners consisting mostly of boys, surrendering in Bremen, Germany, 1944.
Image Credit: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Palmer (Sgt)
Generalmajor Hans von der Mosel and other German officers surrender to Lt. Col Anthony Miller at Brest, France September 1944.
Image Credit: 29th Infantry Division Archives
Looking every part the German military bad guy, Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel signs the unconditional surrender of the German Army at the Soviet headquarters in Karlshorst, Berlin, May 8th, 1945. Keitel would suffer the same fate as Jodl at Nuremberg.