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Old 11th December 2018, 22:40
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Exact time of end of the war in Europe?

Hello everyone,


I have conflicting wartime documents regarding the exact time of the end of the war in Europe. The surrender document signed by Jodl ion 0241 hours on 7 May 1945 states 23:01 CET 8 May:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_of...surrender2.jpg


A telegram sent by Dönitz to Ritter von Greim mentions that the surrender agreement was signed at 0241hours on 7 May 1945, but states that every ongoing combat activity had to be abandoned only on 0100 hours on 9 May 1945 German summer time (which, as far as I could find out, was basically CET).

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22456/lot/161/

So, why the difference?


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