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An eye-witness account of the 1945 German Army surrender proceedings in Reims, France in the early days of May, 1945. Written in the patois of the 1940s American soldier (which sounded a good deal like the movies of the time), this article describes the goings-on that day by members of the U.S. Army's 201st Military Police Company, who were not impressed in the least by the likes of German General Gustav Jodl or his naval counterpart, Admiral Hans von Friedeburg:

"Sgt. Henry Wheeler of Youngstown, N.Y., said, 'The wind-up was pretty much what we expected. 'Ike' didn't have anything to do with those phonies until they were ready to quit. Then he went in and told them to sign up. And what does he do as he comes out of the meeting? He shakes hands with the first GI he comes to."

Surrender or not, the Germans continued killing their enemies for hours after their capitulation - you can read about that here

       *Watch Newsreel Footage About Germany's Surrender*

The German Surrender (Yank Magazine, 1945)

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