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1945 in

the DWU • vital statistics

Timeline for 1945
20th century | 1940s

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In 1945, World War II ended.

Dated events

On 30 April, Adolf Hitler, the Führer of Nazi Germany, committed suicide in a bunker underneath Berlin. His new wife Eva Braun, who he married the day before, later to bear a child by him, escaped. (PROSE: The Shadow in the Glass)

On 8 May, the Allies' victory over Nazi Germany in World War II was marked by VE Day. A major celebration took place in Trafalgar Square in London. (PROSE: Magic of the Angels) The Seventh Doctor and his companions Ace and Hex were present in London for the celebrations. (AUDIO: Casualties of War)

In May, a Nazi base in Dusseldorf and the Greek island of Minos were visited by the Seventh Doctor, Elizabeth Klein and Will Arrowsmith, while they were looking for Kurt Schalk and his persuasion machine. (AUDIO: Persuasion)

On 18 June, Lucia Moretti, an Italian Torchwood agent and a lover of Jack Harkness, was born. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Three)

In August, the Japanese islands of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by atomic bombs, leading to the surrender of Japan. (PROSE: Endgame, Atom Bomb Blues) On 5 August, a military plane en route to Kyoto with a third bomb was pulled through a hole in the sky. (COMIC: Sky Jacks) World War II formally ended in September. (PROSE: Base of Operations)

On 13 August, Daniel O'Kane (possessed by the reservoir of evil) stabbed his mother and two sisters to death. He was chased by his father Eustace O'Kane before stabbing him too. (HOMEVID: The Zero Imperative)

On 18 September, Albert Einstein was accidentally transported onto the Eleventh Doctor's TARDIS while working on his own time machine. After being changed into an Ood and back, the Doctor dropped him back. (TV: Death Is the Only Answer)

From 22 November to 23 November, James Stevens was born. Due to the time difference between England and New Zealand, it was the 22nd in England but the 23rd in New Zealand at the time of his birth. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

On 20 December, the Seventh Doctor and Ace visited Westmouth. (COMIC: Memorial)

Undated events

Evelyn Smythe was born. (AUDIO: The Marian Conspiracy)

The Eighth Doctor visited Alan Turing in Oxford, England. (PROSE: The Turing Test)

The Doctor met Albert Einstein. (TV: The Stones of Blood)

Elizabeth Klein was born in Düsseldorf. (AUDIO: Daleks Among Us)

Adolf Hitler, Jr., the son of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun, was born. (PROSE: The Shadow in the Glass)

The Treasures of Priam disappeared from Berlin. (PROSE: Past Reckoning)

Gordon Conall Lethbridge-Stewart was listed as Missing in Action. (PROSE: The Forgotten Son)

Michael Brookhaven was born. (PROSE: The Book of the War)

A young woman was abducted by the Sisters of St Matilda. (AUDIO: The Cloisters of Terror)

Twenty-three senior Nazis were put on trial for war crimes in Nuremberg. The trials ran into 1946. (PROSE: Just War, AUDIO: Just War)