This week marks the anniversary of the surrender of German troops throughout Europe and the official end of World War II. The majority of surrender took place on the 8th of May, leading to bold and victorious headlines like this:
Victory in Europe Day, 1945 · Tue, May 8, 1945 – 1 · Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana) · Newspapers.com
In Soviet Russia some conflict continued, but surrender there was confirmed by the following day, May 9th. Celebrations popped up across the world, with people taking to the streets to cheer the end of the terrible, 6-year war.
Russia says surrender complete, May 9 1945 · Wed, May 9, 1945 – 1 · Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Florida) · Newspapers.com
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