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C E R M A N S U R R E N D E R S C E N E--Nazi and Allied.officers gather around a table in
a .map-lined conference room at Reims, France, May 7 when the Germans were forced to accept the W 0 R I D - S H A K I N G B L A S T-An automatic cam-
complete surrender terms which ended the struggle in Europe. German representatives sit at the era six miles from the explosion catches the blast of the first
lower left. United States, British, French and Russian officers occupy the other places. atomic bomb, set off experimentally at Alamogordo, N. M., July 16.
J A P S U R R E N D E R C E R E M 0 N Y--Lt. Gen. Sir Arthur Percival (left foreground),
commander of Singapore, and Lt. Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright (second from left, foreground) salute
as Gen. Douglas MacArthur (right foreground) prepares to sign the Japanese surrender document
aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay Sept. 2. Japanese delegates stand in background.
V I C T 0 R-In- the first gen-
eral parliamentary election since
the war, England voted into
power the Labor party of Clem-
ent R..Attlee (above), who be-
came prime minister, succeed-
ing the Conservative wartime
leader Winston Churchill.
I N W A K E 0 OF A T O M I C B O M B-A war correspondent examines a mass of rubble,
all that remained of a section of Hiroshima after the Jap city was hit by the first atomic bomb attack.
V- E D A Y S N O W S T OR M - Showers of paper fall
from skyscraper windows as New Yorkers celebrate V-E Day.
S/Sgt. Arthur Moore of Buffalo, wounded in Belgium, looks on.
IL D UCE'S V I.OL .E N T E N D-In Milan, Italy, the
bodies of Achille Starace, (left) former Fascist' party secretary,
Benito Mussolini and the latter's mistress, Clara Petacci, hang by
the heels after they were executed by Italian partisans.
T R U M A N T A K E S O A T H-Following the death of
President Roosevelt April 12. Harry S. Truman is sworn in as
president by Chief Justice Harlan Stone. E. R. Stettinius, Jr., Mrs.
Truman, and Speaker Sam Rayburn are witnesses.
J A P BOMBS H IT ,CASRRI E R-Debris flies aloft as
an explosion rocks the USS Franklin, an aircraft carrier, hit by
two 500-pound armor-piercing bombs in action against the Japa-
nese fleet in the Inland Sea March 19.
S T R I K E V I 0 L E N C E-police battle pickets at Warner Brothers studio in California during
one of the early post-war. strikes. Other disputes crippled Detroit's auto industry.
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