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  • L'année 1945 en photos - Partie 2

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    A group of women wearing dresses representing flags of the Allied powers (left to right: the USA, France, Britain and the Soviet Union) outside the Eglise de la Madeleine on VE Day in Paris, 8th May 1945. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)





    An official US war photographer tries on a watch at the daily “Persian Bazaar” outside the Reichstag in post-war Berlin. Allied troops and Germans alike bring watches, cameras, clothing, cigarettes and food to trade on the black market. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone Features/Getty Images). August 1945





    Jubilant ATS girls commandeer an army car for their VE Day celebrations. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 8th May 1945





    An old Italian woman shows her gratitude to one of the American soldiers following the liberation of Italy. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). 01-1945





    American and Soviet troops enjoying a sing song on a Russian tank after the link up near Griebo in Germany. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images). May 1945





    Soviet troops liberate the city of Prague at the end of World War II. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 9th May 1945





    A Russian soldier using Eva Braun's phone in her bedroom in Hitler's shelter, at the Chancellery building, Berlin. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 6th July 1945





    German soldier and Chief of the Operations Staff Alfred Jodl (1890–1946) flanked by his aide on the left and Grand Admiral Hans Georg von Friedeburg on the right, signs the unconditional surrender document imposed by the Allies at General Eisenhower's HQ in Reims. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 7th May 1945





    Women in post-war Berlin, East Germany, form a “chain gang” to pass pails of rubble to a rubble dump, to clear bombed areas in the Russian sector of the city. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images). 9th July 1945





    London women singing in the streets on VE Day. (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 8th May 1945





    A group of women watch the VE Day celebrations in London. (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 8th May 1945





    Two sailors celebrate VE Day with a couple of bottles of beer as crowds look on. (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 8th May 1945





    VE Day revellers blowing party trumpets in Piccadilly, London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 8th May 1945





    A group of ATS and American soldiers celebrate VE Day in Trafalgar Square. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 8th May 1945





    Japanese nurses and soldiers who have surrendered to the Americans just before the Japanese capitulation in World War II. (Photo by Dave Davis/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 1st May 1945





    Students from London University stage an impromptu VE Day parade. (Photo by Francis Reiss/Picture Post/Getty Images). 8th May 1945





    A happy group marches down a London street on VE Day. (Photo by Francis Reiss/Picture Post/Getty Images). 8th May 1945





    Revellers on the lions in the middle of Trafalgar Square, London, during the late night VE Day celebrations. George Broomhead, a sailor with HMS Maynell is holding the Union Jack, the Stars and Stripes and the Hammer and Sickle. (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 8th May 1945





    Remnants of the German Army in Prague surrendering to the Allies. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). May 1945





    American GI Lt William Roberston greets Russian soldier Lt Alexander Sylvashko, as the historic meeting of the two armies near Torgau on the Elbe. (Photo by William Poulson/Keystone/Getty Images). 25th April 1945





    Members of the 42nd Rainbow Division of the 7th Army uncover some of the horrors of the concentration camp at Dachau. (Photo by Horace Abrahams/Keystone/Getty Images). 3rd May 1945





    Keystone war correspondent Fred Ramage being embraced by a young Russian officer as the US 9th Army linked up with the Russians near Griebo. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images). 30th April 1945

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  •  L'année 1945 en photos - Partie 1


    Photos Anciennes - L'année 1945 en images - Partie 1
    Infantrymen of the US First Army shake hands with Russian soldiers on the broken bridge over the Elbe after the link-up at Torgau, Germany. The US soldiers are (L-R): Pfc. John A Metzger, Delbert E Philpott, and Pvt. Thomas B Summers; all are from A Company, 271st Regiment. (Photo by Allan Jackson/Getty Images). 04-1945





    An inmate breaks out in tears as he finds out he is not leaving with the first group to the hospital May 4, 1945 after the U.S. liberation troops entered the concentration camp at Wobbelin in Germany. Many inmates were found in pitiful condition. (Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers)





    An RAF officer, two members of the Women's Royal Airforce and a civilian celebrate the news of victory in London's Whitehall. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)





    Russian soldiers flying the Red Flag, made from table cloths, over the ruins of the Reichstag in Berlin. (Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei/Getty Images)





    Children play on the bomb sites and wrecked tanks in Berlin, in the aftermath of the fighting in the city. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Getty Images). 08-1945





    French prisoners of war, liberated women in their striped prison garb and political prisoners of all nationalities returning home on the road West of Berlin. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Getty Images). 05-1945





    Russian and American troops dancing together when the official link-up was made between the US 9th Army and the Russians at Cobblesdorf. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Getty Images). 05-1945





    Russian, American and British troops on the balcony of Hitler's Chancellery in Berlin. (Photo by Reg Speller/Getty Images)





    A Polish prisoner at Erla concentration camp near Magdeburg in Germany, beside the corpse of a fellow prisoner who was burnt by the Germans. (Photo by Margaret Bourke White/Getty Images). 05-1945





    Soldiers from the Women's Royal Army Corps in their service vehicle, driving through Trafalgar Square during the VE Day celebrations in London. (Photo by R J Salmon/Getty Images). 05-1945









    A Hungarian Jewish boy in his prison suit of blue and white stripes smiles over the barbed wire at Dachau concentraion Camp. He was expecting to be gassed in a few days time and now is saved. (Photo by Horace Abrahams/Getty Images). 05-1945





    On a road west of Berlin, hundreds of people who had been incarcerated by the Germans or who were part of a forced labour force are returning home. The tanks are of the Russian Stalin variety. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Getty Images). 05-1945





    American military commander, General Bradley, with his Soviet counterpart, Marshal Koniev, at the Russian's headquarters. (Photo by Allan Jackson/Getty Images). 05-1945





    Members of General Patton's army with a stash of approximately 100 tons of gold bullion and art treasures found hidden in a salt mine near Merkers. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 05-1945





    American servicemen with a 15 century statue of Eve, three Cranachs and three Rembrandts amongst the looted art treasures on exhibition at a former Luftwaffe barracks near Konigsee. (Photo by Horace Abrahams/Getty Images). 05-1945





    Americans take to the streets on hearing the news of Germany's unconditional surrender. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 05-1945





    Soviet troops at the wheel of a flower bed-decked jeep as they enter Prague after it had been liberated by Czech patriots. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 05-1945





    A wrecked German vehicle and a framed photograph of Adolf Hitler in the Dutch town of Groningern, Holland. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 05-1945





    Crowds on the Champs Elysees celebrate Victory in Europe at the end of World War II with a joyful procession. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 8th May 1945
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