Table of Data Points

Tag : Domestic

1946-02-12Operation Deadlight

At 10:04 a.m., U 3514 received the dubious honor of being the last U-boat sunk by Operation Deadlight, the scuttling of surrendered German U-Boats.

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1945-08-15Surrender Broadcast

After several more days of behind-the-scenes negotiations and a failed coup d'Etat, Emperor Hirohito gave a recorded radio address to the nation. Some Japanese soldiers, devastated by the surrender, committed suicide. Many allied POWs were executed.

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1945-06-24Moscow Victory Parade

The Soviet red army hold a victory parade through red square celebrating the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of the Great Patriotic War. This was the first Soviet military parade captured on color film.

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1945-05-23Flensburg Dissolved

A British liaison officer meets with all members of the Donitz' government and reads an order from General Dwight Eisenhower ordering the dissolution of the provisional government and arrest of all its members.

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1945-05-23Himmler commits suicide

Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, commits suicide after being captured by a British Army unit in Bremen. He was scheduled to stand trial at Nuremburg for war crimes.

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1945-05-06Last Axis Sally

Axis Sally gave her last broadcast, just two days before the German surrender. After the war Mildred Gillars blended into the mass of displaced civilians, but was captured and flown to the United States for trial in 1948.

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1945-04-30Hitler kills himself

With Soviet troops advancing through Berlin, Adolf hitler and his wife Eva Braun commit suicide in the Fuehrerbunker. Their bodies are burned in a bomb crater by SS Sturmbannuhrer Otto Gunsche and other Fhrerbunker aides.

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1945-04-29Mussolini's End

Having been shot the previous day, the mutilated bodies of Mussonlini, his mistress and several other Fascist officials are taken to the Piazzale Loreto in Milan and hung upside down on meat hooks.

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1945-04-27Mussolini Captured

Benito Mussolini, his mistress and several other high ranking officials from the Fascist regime are captured by a group of Italian partisans lead by Urbano Lazzaro.

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1945-04-12Roosevelt dies in office

President Roosevelt dies in office from a massive cerebral hemorrhage.

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