Table of Data Points

Tag : Europe

1946-12-13End of Hostilities

President Harry Truman officially proclaims the end of hostilities in World War II.

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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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1945-11-211946-10-01Nuremberg Trials

A series of trials, or tribunals, most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, and economic leadership of Nazi Germany after its defeat in World War II.

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1945-07-171945-08-02Potsdam Conference

Stalin, Churchill, and Truman meet to discuss the post war fate of Germany.

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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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1945-06-23Okinawa Ends

The Japanese defence of Okinawa ends with the collapse of defence lines near Mabuni in southern tip of the island. The commander, Mitsuru Ushijima, and chief of staff, Isamu Cho of the IJN 32nd army, commit suicide.

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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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1945-05-16Wuppertal Captured

Troops from the US 78th Infantry Division capture Wuppertal, encountering scant resistance.

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1945-05-141945-05-15Last Battle - Poljana

The last battle of the war is fought between a mixed detachment of 30,000 Axis troops and Yugoslav partisan forces. The Axis column was attempting to retreat into British controlled Austria.

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