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On this day, 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide while held up in his Berlin bunker with the Soviets on his door step. Soon after his death, the last surviving piece of the Axis in Europe surrendered unconditionally to the Allies. The Third Reich, which was meant to last a thousand years, had only lasted twelve, but cost millions of lives.

Despite this event, the Second World War was not over. There was still a bloody and on going war in the Pacific against the Japanese for the Allies to finish.

April 30, 2013, 4:00pm / 635

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