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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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|1945-08-30||Hong Kong Liberated|
Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces. During the period of occupation, Hong Kong had lost half it's population.
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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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Stalin, Churchill, and Truman meet to discuss the post war fate of Germany.
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|1945-07-17||1945-07-18||US bombards Hitachi|
Allied battleships commanded by Rear Admiral Badger, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Alabama and HMS King George V and accompanying cruisers and destroyers, bombard industrial facilities near Hitachi.
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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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|1945-05-23||Himmler 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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|1945-05-09||1945-05-16||Channel Islands Liberated|
The Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey are liberated. The German garrison on Alderney did not surrender until the 16th, one of the last Nazi outposts to capitulate.
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|1945-05-03||Lubeck Bay Ships|
Unaware of the true nature of their targets, RAF Typhoons of 83 Group of the 2nd Tactical Air Force attack three prison ships in Lubeck Bay, Deutschland, Thielbek, and Cap Arcona. Thousands of prisoners are killed.
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|1945-05-03||British in Hamburg|
British troops capture Hamburg. The city is not defended.
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