In which European country did hostilities continue after the official announcement of the end of the war?
Officially, the war in Europe was ended with the signing of the act of surrender by Germany on May 7 in Reims (entered into force on May 8), but Stalin insisted on re-signing the act in Berlin on May 9. Hence the difference in the day of the celebration of the victory over Nazism in Europe. With the surrender, the hotbeds of war in Europe were preserved. Only on May 13 was the enclave in the central region of Czechoslovakia suppressed. Alderney Channel Island led resistance until May 16, and in Yugoslavia the remnants of the Wehrmacht united with the Chetniks in the fight against Tito’s Red partisans and were defeated on May 15. Cossack Stan (Cossacks in the Wehrmacht), together with the remnants of German soldiers, resisted until May 18 in northern Italy. Flensburg and its surroundings in the north of the former Reich were controlled by the Doenitz government until 23 May. On the island of Svalbard, 10 soldiers surrendered to the authorities only in September 1945.