German generals sign unconditional surrender to the Allied Forces at Reims bringing five years of war to an end.

Winston Churchill, Harold Truman and Joseph Stalin prepare to synchronise the announcement of the end of the war.

Telephone talks between London, Washington and Moscow have been ongoing to synchronise the announcement of peace between all three capitals.

It has been reported on German radio that the German Foreign Minister had announced that Admiral Kark Dönitz had ordered the unconditional surrender of all German troops.

The High Command had ordered the unconditional surrender of all fighting German troops.

Germany's General Alfred Jodl signed the unconditional surrender documents marking the end of the Second World War stating

With this signature, the German people and armed forces are for better or worse delivered into the victor's hands.

Radio Éireann News broadcast on 7 May 1945. The announcer is Patrick Holland.

From the RTÉ Archives Acetate Disc Collection which has been digitised with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) Archiving Scheme.