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Unconditional Surrender of the German Armed Forces

  • John Wheeler-Bennett
  • Anthony Nicholls

Abstract

The primordium of Unconditional Surrender lay in the principle enunciated by President Roosevelt — seemingly in the form of ‘throwaway line’ -at the Casablanca Conference of January 1943.✳ Mr Churchill at once concurred and Marshal Stalin shortly thereafter signified consent. It was apparent from the first that Unconditional Surrender had two meanings: a military capitulation in the field and an unequivocal acceptance of defeat and surrender by the Axis régimes. This latter meaning, President Roosevelt had been careful to assert, did not comprise the destruction of the German and Italian peoples, but the destruction of the philosophies in those countries based on fear and hate and subjugation of other peoples.

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Military Mission American Minister Supreme Authority German Army Western Front 
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© Sir John Wheeler-Bennett and Anthony Nicholls 1972

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  • John Wheeler-Bennett
  • Anthony Nicholls

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