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Lorient Capitulates 1945 - 2

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On 10 May 1945, Allied Troops enter the ruins of Lorient cheered by crowds of rejoicing french civilians gathered along the roads leading to the city. The Germans had agreed to stockpile all surrendered weapons and equipment to a designated stadium and were to assist U.S. engineers in clearing roads of mines and repairing bridges. In a meadow near Caudon, on 10 May 1945 at 1600 Hrs, during an official ceremony, General Fahrmbacher, commander of Fortress Lorient, offers his side arm as a token of surrender to General Kramer commander of the 66th Infantry Division “Black Panther”. French civilians are celebrating their liberation by parading through towns and villages.

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