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II I I II I I THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Surrendering Million Nazis to Allied Officers 'Might Not Have Died in Vain'- Exit Silver Lining The first documents of unconditional large scale surrender of German forces were for Italy and south- western Austria. Right, Lt. Gen. W. D. Morgan, on behalf of Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander, signs the instruments of surrender of the German forces. Left, representative of General yon Vietinghoff signs sur- render of southwest command, which includes northern Italy and the Austrian provinces of Vorablherg, Tyrol, Salzburg, and portions of Carinthia and Styria. Devastation Caused bv Rocket Bombs on London This area of devastation was caused by a single V-2 rocket bomb that struck London's Stratford street. Dead 2,754, injured 6,523, was the toll reported in England. Allied armies report that they are equipped to turn rocket bombs loose on Tokyo and other centers of Japanese empire. This photo was just released, following lifting of veil on the final German desperation campaign.* Churchill revealed that 1,050 of these missiles had fallen on England prior to March 27, 1945. Krupp Munition Plant Wrecked Armless She Drives View showing the ruins of what was the worM's largest arma- ment works, the Krupp plant in Essen, Germany. It was captured by American forces. Insert, Alfred Krupp. Liberated Boy and New Friends Bobby TaaKen, 3, one of the youngest Americans liberated in the Phlli~Ines, entertains u group of 13th alr force men with his winsome smile st a Philippine base, The youngster was bern in s Jap intern- merit camp near Manila and Is homeward bound with bts parents, Mr. g~i Mrs, Robert Tangen of Seattle, Wash, Moan Beach, 21, Baltimore, who finds the lack of arms no handicap to normal living, is shown as she operates s motor vehicle by using her lower limbs. Hammering Hammer The Hammer brothers, Granville, left, and Gsrvin, right, pose at Eb- bets field, where they made their major league debut with the Capt. Walter Sanford of Nashville turns anxious eyes to the pouring Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhowcr, supercme Allied commander, in,peels heavens, hoping for either the Japs one of the many German horror concentration camps at Gothis, Germany. or the rain to stop as he ~sweats Congressmen and press were shown prison conditions, out a Nip air raid in water-filled bomb shelter in the Philippines. He is a member of the air force. First Ladies of the White House Postmaster General Six widows of former Presidents of the United States are still living. Above, Mrs. Truman. present first lady of the White House and her new home. Center: Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, Mrs. Thomas Preston (Grover Cleveland), Mrs. Theodore Boosevelt. Lower: Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Mussolini and Mistress Slain The body of Benito Mussolini, one time dictator of Italy, and that of his mistress, Clara Petacci, lie on the sidewalk in Milan, where they were dumped by partisans who executed them. American and Red Cross Forces Unite Insert shows Lt. W. D. Robertson, U.S.A and Lt. Alexander Sylvashko, U.S.S.R as they met at Torgau when Ysmk and Red Forces united. MaJ. Gen. Emil F. Reinhgrdt, Detroit, Mich commanded tho 69th division of U. S. 1st army, which made the contact with the 1st Ukkainlan army on the Elbe river. The meeting occurred on April 26. Bobert E. Hannegan, chairman of the Democratic National committee who has been named to succeed Frank C. Walker~ who resigned as postmaster general effective July 1. Hannegan will remain as chairman of the Democratic national commit- tee. Casualty of War Her fatherland may be torn to shreds by Allied armies, her home may be amongst those leveled by the tide of war, but all that means little to this German child who tries to comfort her scalped doll in a Leip- zig street. Liberated labor slaves are shown in background. 'American Mother' Mrs. Harper Sihiey of Rochester, N. Y mother of six children, who is now serving as a consultant at the San Francisco conference, has been selected as "the American Mother of 19452'