9. Termination of the Second World War.

9.     Termination of the Second World War.

The Second World War was never terminated by a peace treaty as regards Germany although the state of war was formally terminated at 4pm on 9 July 19511. The state of war with Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Finland was ended on 15 September 19472, with Austria on 16 September 19473, and with Japan on 8 September 19514, and powers to make Orders in Council for carrying out the peace treaties were conferred by statute5.

An armed conflict, not founded upon a