World War II Publications
This collection contains five publications documenting the Surrender at Rheims on May 7, 1945 and Victory in Europe Day on May 8, 1945. It also contains a pamphlet on the reassignment of United States Army Soldiers in the city of Miami, Florida.
- 1945 March 10-1945 May 8
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This collection consists of five publications documenting the end of World War Two. There are three copies of The Stars and Stripes, a U. S. Army daily newspaper publication, covering the action in the Pacific Theater and V. E. (Victory in Europe) Day. There is one copy of the weekly magazine Yank titled 1945 Victory Edition. It covers the Surrender of Rheims, which officially ended European hostilities on May 7, 1945, in pictures and written accounts. There is one copy of an United States Air Force Redistribution manual for Redistribution Station Number Two, located in Miami Beach Florida.
The various agencies of the United States Armed Forces printed numerous publications to keep soldiers informed about what was happening in the various theaters of battle and at home. Two of the most notable of these publications are The Stars and Stripes and Yank. The copies in this collection specifically cover the Surrender at Rheims on May 7, 1945, Victory in Europe Day on May 8, 1945, and the factors leading up to these two events. These dates mark the official end of military hostilities in the European Theater by the unconditional surrender of Germany to the United States and Britain in the city of Rheims, France.
Collection consists of a single folder.
William O. Pointer donated this collection to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections on November 4, 1999.