The surrender of Germany in World War II (Photos in color)
Today we would like to present you some interesting photos. Specifically, the photo captured at the time of signing the act of unconditional surrender of the German armed forces in WW2. This happened at the headquarters of the Allied forces in Reims at 02:41 local time on May 7, 1945.
In the photo – From left to right: General Francois Sevez, Admiral Burroughs, General Smith, Head of the USSR Military Mission in France, Major General Ivan Alekseevich Susloparov, General Karl Spaats.
Bald Soviet officer – Susloparov’s adjutant senior lieutenant Ivan Chernyaev.
Sadness of surrender
Colonel General Alfred Jodl signs the surrender of Germany at the headquarters of the Allied forces in Reims on May 7, 1945. Next to Jodl are Grand Admiral Hans Georg von Friedeburg and Jodl’s Adjutant Major Wilhelm Oksenius.
Happy faces of the winners
In the photo from left to right: the head of the USSR military mission in France, Major General Ivan Alekseevich Susloparov, the chief of staff of the Allied forces in Europe, British Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Morgan, American Lieutenant General Bedell Smith, American radio commentator Harry Butcher, American General Dwight Eisenhower, British Air Marshal Arthur Tedder.