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Following the unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht which went into effect on 8 May 1945, some Wehrmacht units remained active, either independently (e.g. in Norway), or under Allied command as police forces. By the end of August 1945, these units had been dissolved, and a year later on 20 August 1946, the Allied Control Council declared the Wehrmacht as officially abolished
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Fidel Castro arrives at MATS Terminal, Washington, D.C., c.1959
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Stolen Art at Neuschwanstein Castle, 1945

Soldiers from the 7th US Army carry the priceless artworks down the steps of Meunschwanstein Castle where hoards of European art treasures, stolen by the Nazis, were hidden during World War II.
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Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin pose with leading Allied officers at the Yalta Conference, 1945.


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Soldiers of the Wehrmacht go hands in the air.

June 9, 1944, German soldiers are brought back this photo was taken in the sector of Taret Ravenoville. The coastal area between Utah and Quinéville was cleaned of June 7 to 13 men by the 22nd and 39th regiments.
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External post defense on the hotel roof. Moscow, 1941

By October 13, 1941, the Wehrmacht had arrived at the Mozhaisk defense line. Zhukov decided to concentrate his forces at four critical points: Volokolamsk, Mozhaisk, Maloyaroslavets and Kaluga. The entire Soviet Western Front, almost completely destroyed after its encirclement near Vyazma, was being recreated from scratch.
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He gives the order of the Day : 'Full victory-nothing else !' to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe.

Greenham Common Airfield in England about on June 5, 1944.
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Heinrich Himmler inspects a prisoner-of-war camp in Russia.
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With picture of his Führer beside his clenched fist, a dead general of the Volkssturm lies on the floor of city hall, Leipzig, Germany. He committed suicide rather than face U.S. Army troops who captured the city on April 19. 1945.
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Formosa, 21 Jan 1945

US Navy War Photographs2
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