Wednesday, May 8, 2013
On May 7, 1945, the European conflict of World War II ended when Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France.
In this photo, Colonel General Gustaf Jodl, German Chief of Staff signs the documents of unconditional surrender, under which all remaining forces of German Army are bound to lay down their arms.
On Jodl’s left is General Admiral von Friedeburg of the German Navy, on his right is Major Wilhelm Oxenius of the German General Staff.
(from the FDR Library)