Funeral of WWII surrender witness





The funeral has been held of the last British witness to the signing of the German surrender, signalling the end of World War II in Europe.

Susan Hibbert, from Andover, Hampshire, was a young sergeant in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, based at General Eisenhower's HQ in France at the time.

As a secretary in May 1945, she typed and retyped the surrender for 20 hours.

The 84-year-old's funeral was held at St Mary's Church in Abbots Ann, where she had lived, on Saturday afternoon.

Ms Hibbert was one of the first people outside the most senior officers of the allied forces to know that the war in Europe was over.



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