The End of the War in Europe and of National-Socialist Tyranny



Many nations are today commemorating the date on which the Second World War ended in Europe. Every nation is doing so with different feelings, depending on its fate. Be it victory or defeat, liberation from injustice and alien rule or transition to new dependence, division, new alliances, vast shifts of power — 8 May 1945 is a date of decisive historical importance for Europe.


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© Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies 1996

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