My question is intended to solicit advice and guidance with regard to several documents that I purchased as part of a lot of historical documents at an auction. When I started to look through the documents I was surprised to find some World War 2 Documents.
Act of Military Surrender The document I have has the names of the signers typed in but no actual signatures. The dates are also blank. The document is the one signed at Rheims. The unconditional surrender of the German armed forces was signed by Jodl, on behalf of the OKW. Walter Bedell Smith signed on behalf of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force and General Ivan Susloparov on behalf of the Soviet High Command French Major-General François Sevez signed as the official witness.
German announcement (radio transcript) that Hitler was dead and that Donitz was now the German leader - document is in English.
Document from Donitz to Jodl to meet with Eisenhower, signed and in German