Wilhelm Keitel signs the final German Act of Unconditional Surrender © Time Inc.
People eagerly reading New York World-Telegram newspapers w. the headline NAZIS GIVE UP/SURRENDER TO ALLIES AND RUSSIA ANNOUNCED, at newsstand in Times Square as people gather for massive end to war in Europe celebration.© Time Inc. Andreas Feininger
Two million people gathered in Times Square to celebrate the end of the war in Europe.© Time Inc. Herbert Gehr
Female Russian soldier grinning broadly while showing off her medals and a US Army Officer's insignia pinned to her shirt after the Allied troops met following the fall of Berlin.© Time Inc.William Vandivert
Russian soldier standing amid rubble in Adolf Hitler's command bunker where he and his mistress Eva Braun were alleged to have committed suicide, under the Reichschancellery bldg.© Time Inc.William Vandivert
US soldier talking with Russian soldier.© Time Inc.Walter Sanders
Female Russian soldier and American trooper happily sitting together after meeting near the city of Torgau; © Time Inc.by Davis Scherman & John Florea.
Russian Victory Memorial in Treptow, Soviet sector of Berlin.© Time Inc.Carl Mydans