Eva Braun married Adolf Hitler just after midnight on April 29, 1945. The ceremony occurred in the Führerbunker, the air raid shelter in which Hitler and the high Nazi officials spent the last months of the war.
The marriage ceremony was a civil service, not a religious one. Afterward, the couple had a small wedding breakfast. On the afternoon of April 30, 1945, with Russian forces closing in on their position, Hitler and his new wife committed suicide by gunshot and cyanide, respectively. Their bodies were carried to and burned in a garden behind the Reich Chancellery, which was just near the Führerbunker.Learn More
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France and Britain declared war on Germany on Sept 3, 1939 in response to Germany's invasion of Poland on Sept 1, 1939. France and Germany were allies, and they combined forces with many other allied countries to defeat Germany.Full Answer >
The main general for the United States in the Pacific theater during World War II was Douglas MacArthur. MacArthur had a great number of successes and eventually accepted a surrender from Japan, but his time during World War II was not without its losses and failures.Full Answer >
Adolf Hitler's trademark was his unique moustache style that formed a rectangle on top of his upper lip. He was of average build, with dark brown hair and brown eyes.Full Answer >