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Lt Col Schweinitz and Major Wenner signing German Surrender in Italy, 29 April 1945
Here we see Lieutenant-Colonel Viktor von Schweinitz of the German Army and Major Eugen Wenner of the SS during the signing ceremony for the German surrender in Italy, held in the Royal Palace at Caserta on Sunday 29 April 1945. The signing almost didn't happen, as the Germans didn't really have the authority to agree to the terms being insisted on. Despite these problems, the agreement was signed, and the German surrender took place on 2 May 1945.