The city where the German Capitulation Act was signed: a selection of photographs

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The first mention of the city dates back to the era of the Gallic Wars of Julius Caesar. Then the city was a fortress of the tribe remiv, from which, strictly speaking, comes the modern name. In the old days, he was called Durocorta.

In the Middle Ages, here was located the pulpit of the Archbishop-Duke of Reims, who was the first pen of France. The city held the coronation ceremony of the King of France.

It was here that the preliminary protocol on the surrender of Germany was signed. It happened on May 7, 1945 at 14:41. According to him, the German commander undertook to immediately give the order to the army and navy to cease active hostilities on May 8 from 11:01 p.m. Central European Time and remain in positions occupied up to this point.
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