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23 May 1945 Japan Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-67, the last outgoing Allied arctic convoy, departed the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • In Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom, British Prime Minister Churchill resigned and formed a caretaker administration in which the Labour Party refused to serve. ww2dbase [Winston Churchill | AC]
Photo(s) dated 23 May 1945
Himmler dead at Lnneburg, 23 May 1945The body of Heinrich Himmler lying on the floor at British 2nd Army HQ after his suicide on 23 May 1945D?nitz, Jodl, and Speer being arrested by British troops, 23 May 1945Speer, D?nitz, and Jodl immediately after being arrested by British troops, 23 May 1945
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"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945