Table of Data Points
|1946-12-13||End of Hostilities|
President Harry Truman officially proclaims the end of hostilities in World War II.
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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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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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Stalin, Churchill, and Truman meet to discuss the post war fate of Germany.
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|1945-06-24||Moscow 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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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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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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Troops from the US 78th Infantry Division capture Wuppertal, encountering scant resistance.
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|1945-05-14||1945-05-15||Last 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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