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"For you the war is over". Period photos of German POWs

Article about: Surrendering to the enemy. Mixed emotions printed on the faces of the prisoners and their captors. For some anger and disappointment, for others relief "their war was over."

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    German troops using horse-drawn transport make their way towards the British forces in Hamburg to surrender.
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    Prisoners under guard during the operation to arrest members of the German Government carried out by men of 'A' Company, 1st Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment. The building stormed was in Muivik, a few miles from Flensburg, and twelve 'Grade 1' prisoners were taken including General Jodl.
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    At the camp for German political prisoners at Iserbrook barracks near Hamburg a newly arrived detainee is photographed for identity purposes. This particular individual is W Fischer who was detained for the gross mistreatment of Allied prisoners of war, which led to the death of one prisoner.
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    A German soldier at No.14 Disbandment Control Unit, Eutin barracks, receiving 40 marks after having completed the demobilisation process.
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    Field Security Intelligence men interrogating Germans at the roadside near Lubeck during the search for Heinrich Himmler. During this stop and search procedure several men were found to be in possession of false identity papers.
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    General Jodl under guard by men of 'A' Company, 1st Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment who raided a house in Muivik, a few miles from Flensburg, where members of the German Government were located.
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    British soldier checking the identity books of German soldiers at the frontier post at Krusau.
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    Quote by Grimebox View Post
    Prisoners under guard during the operation to arrest members of the German Government carried out by men of 'A' Company, 1st Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment. The building stormed was in Muivik, a few miles from Flensburg, and twelve 'Grade 1' prisoners were taken including General Jodl.
    Note they already had a portrait of the new 'Führer' hanging on the wall...

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