Edward J. Thomas - World War II

"Humility must be the measure of a man whose success was bought with the blood of his subordinates, and paid for with the lives of his friends."

General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe

Churchill waving to crowds - V-E Day, May 8, 1945

Churchill waving to crowd.

On May 7, 1945 Germany signs an unconditional surrender to the Allies in Reims, France and 24 hours later on May 8, 1945, the celebration!

The end of April brings the death suicides of Adolph Hitler and his bride Eva Braun, married just one day. During April and May 1945, the Allies will discover the gruesome and shocking concentration camps where Hitler had tortured and killed millions of Jewish, Polish, political and war prisoners.

Letter from Dick Vasley in Germany - May 10, 1945

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