WW2 End: At 00.01 o’clock on May 9th September WW2 (World War II) in Europe ended in the German city of Reims. The final surrender of the German
army took place two days before on May 7th in the headquarters of the
American General Dwight D. Eisenhower in Reims.
was formally signed on May 8th 1945 and repeated again on the 9th at the
Soviet headquarters in Berlin-Karlshorst. Due to delays the signing in
Berlin took place very shortly after midnight.
This is generally considered the end of WW2, though hostilities
continued in the Pacific theatre until September 2nd 1945 when the
Japanese surrendered in Tokyo Bay aboard the US ship Missouri.
WW2 End - VE Days -
8th 1945 is known as VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), marking the WW2 end in Europe. Likewise in the Soviet Union and its satellite
states, VE Day is celebrated on the 9th.
noteworthy that in Holland, another day (May 5th) is celebrated as
Liberation Day (Bevrijdingdag). The beginning of the WW2 end came with the capitulation of the German army on May 5th.
The end of
hostilities in Japan is known as VJ Day (Victory in Japan Day). The
entire war began in 1939 and ended in 1945, lasting more than 5 ½ years,
or 68 months (World War II
WW2 End - Summary -
dates about WW2 end:
* May 5th
1945: The German army surrenders partially in the Netherlands
* May 7th: The German army surrenders totally at Eisenhower’s headquarters in
the German city of Reims
* May 8th: The German army surrenders again to the Soviets in their
headquarters at Berlin-Karlshorst
2th: The Japanese surrender to the Americans in Tokyo Bay
* WW2 lasted from 1939 (WW2
Start) and ended in 1945, after more than 5 ½ years or 68 months (World War 1 and 2).
World War II: The Definitive Visual History
Very good book on the 2nd World War II,
which provides comprehensive information about the events
It gives an impressive overview
of the causes, progress, and the most important events during this period
(about 1200 stunning images). Important war aims and
strategies are explained, and portrays of important personalities are
included (as an example: Rommel and Churchill).
Not unimportant, the price is really
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