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May 07, 1945

The unconditional surrender of the German Third Reich was signed in the early morning hours at Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) at Reims in northeastern France. The surrender was signed by Colonel General Afred Jodl, Chief of the German General Staff, who had alone been authorized to sign the surrender document by German President Karl Doenitz.

Theater:  European Theater

ItemType:  Event

More Information:  Our Documents - Surrender of Germany (1945)

Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command

Date Added: 2011-05-06

Tags: Surrender, V-E Day

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