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Greenville WWII veteran reveals rare photos from the war

Charles Anderson (FOX Carolina) Charles Anderson (FOX Carolina)
Local veteran claims photos show 1945 surrender signings (FOX Carolina) Local veteran claims photos show 1945 surrender signings (FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Upstate World War II Veteran said he wants to share rare photos from the war with the world.

Charles Anderson, 86, of Greenville, served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Maritime Service as a younger man.

In the decades since he served in World War II, he said he's held on to several keepsakes, including paperwork and photos.

Anderson said a friend and fellow veteran, who died of cancer several decades back, gave him four photos that his friend had snapped in Berlin in 1945 to add to his collection.

"They're pictures of the generals and admirals of the Nazi party in Germany signing the unconditional surrender," Anderson said.

Writing on the back of one photo claims it depicts Marshal Von Keitel signing the surrender document in May, 1945. Von Keitel was the highest-ranking German officer to be tried at Nuremberg for war crimes. Von Keitel was later hanged.

Writing on the back of another photo claims to depict Marshal Zhukov signing for the Soviet high command. Zhukov was the most decorated general officer in the history of the Soviet Union and Russia.

Anderson said he's never shared the photos with a historian, but he believes the photos depicting on of the most important historical events in his life are one-of-a-kind.

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