Victory and Peace
"Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel, signing the ratified surrender terms for the German Army at Russian Headquarters in Berlin."
Lt. Moore, Germany, May 7, 1945. 111-SC-206292. National Archives Identifier: 531290
"Jubilant American soldier hugs motherly English woman and victory smiles light the faces of happy service men and civilians at Piccadilly Circus, London, celebrating Germany's unconditional surrender."
Pfc. Melvin Weiss, England, May 7, 1945. 111-SC-205398. National Archives Identifier: 531280
At the White House, President Truman announces Japan's surrender.
Abbie Rowe, Washington, DC, August 14, 1945. 79-AR-508Q. National Archives Identifier: 520054
"GI's at the Rainbow Corner Red Cross Club in Paris, France, whoop it up after buying the special edition of the Paris Post, which carried the banner headline, `JAPS QUIT.'"
T3c. G. Lempeotis, August 10, 1945. 111-SC-210208. National Archives Identifier: 531309
"New York City celebrating the surrender of Japan. They threw anything and kissed anybody in Times Square."
Lt. Victor Jorgensen, August 14, 1945. 80-G-377094. National Archives Identifier: 520697
"Gen. Douglas MacArthur signs as Supreme Allied Commander during formal surrender ceremonies on the USS MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay. Behind Gen. MacArthur are Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright and Lt. Gen. A. E. Percival."
Lt. C. F. Wheeler, September 2, 1945. 80-G-348366. National Archives Identifier: 520694
"Happy veterans head for harbor of Le Havre, France, the first to be sent home and discharged under the Army's new point system."
Pfc. Stedman, May 25, 1945. 111-SC-207868. National Archives Identifier: 531298
"These Jewish children are on their way to Palestine after having been released from the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. The girl on the left is from Poland, the boy in the center from Latvia, and the girl on right from Hungary."
T4c. J. E. Myers, June 5, 1945. 111-SC-207907. National Archives Identifier: 531300
"The famous British liner, QUEEN MARY, arrives in New York Harbor, June 20, 1945, with thousands of U.S. troops from European battles."
80-GK-5645.* National Archives Identifier: 521011
"F4U's and F6F's fly in formation during surrender ceremonies; Tokyo, Japan. USS MISSOURI left foreground."
September 2, 1945. 80-G-421130. National Archives Identifier: 520775
The pictures described in this list are from the holdings of the Still Picture Branch (NNSP) of the National Archives and Records Administration.
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