THE final days of Nazi Germany are revealed in a series of shocking photos as the world remembers Hitler’s defeat on VE Day.
Today commemorates the 75-year milestone since the end of World War II and that date remains a special time in British history.
Allied forces triumphantly announced surrender German in Europe, announced the beginning of the end of the Second World War – a conflict that lasted six years and cost millions of lives.
The day before, at 2.41 pm on May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered.
Hitler had committed suicide a week before leaving the Grand Admiral Donitz of the German army to admit defeat.
It was only in August that Japan surrendered after the US dropped the first two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The official submission document was signed on the deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
BERLIN IN RUIN
These charming photos show the last days of Nazi Germany when the mighty power was shattered to pieces.
Taken throughout the German capital in Berlin, the devastating scene shows the train station hit by a bomb attack.
Others point out that the previously crowded streets were taken over by army tanks buried while British vehicles were driving fiercely.
One photo reveals the massacre that was once the Potsdam Station, after being hit by four heavy bombardment attacks, two by the RAF and two by the US Air Force.
Other German landmarks are in ruins.
A British First World War Mark V tank was left outside the Berlin Cathedral ruins and the Berlin Konzerthaus concert hall was also seen damaged by explosives.
A stretch of water was photographed in the postwar Berlin ruins where the underground station is located below.
The station was used as a hospital in the final days of the war but was deliberately overrun by the SS, killing everyone, in the last fanatical attempt to arrest the advancing Russian Army.
In one of the last photos taken before the war ended, a victory banner fluttered above the ruins of Berlin that were destroyed by the war in May 1945 when the Allied troops spotted.
And in another poignant moment, Corporal Russell M. Ochwad, from Chicago, mocked Adolf Hitler by saluting the Nazis on the Chancellor’s Reich balcony in Berlin.
A British and Russian soldier stood on each side while American and Russian troops cheered in the months after the German defeat.
The Second World War caused more than sixty million deaths from the Allied Forces, and twelve million deaths from the Axis Forces between 1939 and 1945.
The political structure around the world changed after the Second World War with the formation of the United Nations (UN) by encouraging and monitoring international stability.
This year Queen will commemorate 75th Anniversary with a speech broadcast on television to the country.
It will be broadcast on the BBC at 9 pm – the exact time his father, King George VI, gave a radio address 75 years ago.
The address for the country will be followed by a national singalong for Vera Lynn and indoor WWII-themed street parties.
The planned public celebration has been canceled because of this corona virus kuncitara.
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