Various reports from assorted European capitols concerning the capitulation of Hitler's Germany:
"Finally, when Paris believed the news, it was just a big-city celebration --crowds and singing and cheers and lots of cognac and girls. People stopped work and airplanes of all the Allied forces buzzed the Champs Elysees. Pvt. Ernest Kuhn of Chicago listened to the news come over the radio at the 108th General Hospital. He had just been liberated after five months in a Nazi PW camp and he still had some shrapnel in his throat.
"'I listened to Churchill talk', he said, 'and I kept saying to myself, I'm still alive. The war is over and I'm still alive I thought of all the guys in the 28th Division Band with me who were dead now. We used to be a pretty good band.'"
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