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The flags of freedom fly all over Europe.

President Harry S. Truman (Photo: Truman Library)

President Harry S. Truman
(Photo: Truman Library)

This is a solemn but glorious hour. General Eisenhower informs me that the forces of Germany have surrendered to the United Nations. The flags of freedom fly all over Europe.” 

–President Harry S. Truman, May 8, 1945

(Source: Harry S. Truman: “The President’s News Conference on V-E Day,” May 8, 1945. Harry S. Truman, The President’s News Conference on V-E Day Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project)

Truman made the announcement on his birthday. Read more about Truman in this post, “Don’t Know Much About Harry S. Truman”

Read more about the Fall of Berlin and the end of World War II in THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF AMERICA AT WAR: Untold tales from Yorktown to Fallujah

Read about the end of World War II and the Cold War that followed in Strongman: The Rise of Five Dictators and the Fall of Democracy.

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