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The Stars and Stripes, Germany Edition; May 9, 1945

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THE STARS AND STRIPES, GERMANY EDITION, MAY 9, 1945. VOLUME I, NUMBER 35, PAGE 1.

 Written text of the Nazi military surrender terms; all German seacraft are told to report to the nearest Allied port; Truman gives the official word that the war in Europe is over.

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THE STARS AND STRIPES, GERMANY EDITION, MAY 9, 1945. VOLUME I, NUMBER 35, PAGE 2.

 A variety page:  soldiers answer letters from people back home; some troops offer up editorials and poems; a list of the latest children born to men in service.

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THE STARS AND STRIPES, GERMANY EDITION, MAY 9, 1945. VOLUME I, NUMBER 35, PAGE 3.

 Despite the fact that the war in Europe is over, Americans back home stay on the job; United Nations diplomats meet in San Francisco to discuss the problems that go along with Germany’s defeat; comic strips of Terry and the Pirates and Li’l Abner.

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THE STARS AND STRIPES, GERMANY EDITION, MAY 9, 1945. VOLUME I, NUMBER 35, PAGE 4.

The news of German surrender motivates U.S. troops in Okinawa; Churchill reminds a celebratory world that the Japanese are still fighting; De Gaulle hails victory; the surrendering Nazis ask for generous treatment from the Allies.