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p. 1108. Allied victory, 1944–5locked

  • Gerard L. Weinberg


The Western Allies intended to fight until the Axis powers surrendered unconditionally. ‘Allied victory, 1944–45’ considers the Allied strategy, agreed at a conference in Tehran, that there would be 1944 offensives on all major fronts in Europe, specifically including an invasion across the Channel to be supported by an invasion on the Mediterranean coast of France. The Soviet Union push into Germany met with the Americans in Berlin in April 1945. Hitler committed suicide on April 30, and Germany surrendered on May 8. It took the devastation of the atomic bomb later in the year for Japan to surrender.

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