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The Collapse of the Third Reich is Followed by VE Day

Map of  Final positions of the Allied armies, May 1945.
Final positions of the Allied armies, May 1945.

The collapse of the Third Reich occurred after the meeting of Western and Russian armies at Torgau in Saxony on April 25, 1945. Less than two weeks later unconditional surrender of Germany took place on "Victory in Europe" (VE) Day, May 8, 1945.

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