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Surrender of Italy, Germany and Japan, World War II
(1946)

Part II. Surrender of Germany,   pp. [37]-[68]


Page 60

ARTICLE 2
(A) All armed forces of Germany or under Ger-
man control, wherever they may be situated, includ-
ing land, air, anti-aircraft and naval forces, the SS,
SA and Gestapo, and all other forces or auxiliary
organizations equipped with weapons, shall be com-
pletely disarmed, handing over their weapons and
equipment to local Allied commanders or to officers
designated by the Allied representatives.
(B) The personnel of the formations and units of
all forces referred to in Paragraph (A) above shall, at
the discretion of the Commander in Chief of the
armed forces of the Allied state concerned, be de-
clared to be prisoners of war, pending further
decisions, and shall be subject to such conditions and
directions as may be prescribed by the respective
Allied representatives.
(C) All forces referred to in Paragraph (A) above,
wherever they may be, will remain in their present
positions pending instructions from the Allied repre-
sentatives.
(D) Evacuation by the said forces of all territories
outside the frontiers of Germany as they existed on
Dec. 31, 1937, will proceed according to instructions
to be given by the Allied representatives.
(E) Detachments of civil police to be armed with
small arms only, for the maintenance of order and
for guard duties, will be designated by the Allied
representatives.
ARTICLE 3
(A) All aircraft of any kind or nationality in Ger-
many or German-occupied or controlled territories
or waters, military, naval or civil, other than aircraft


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