Diary April 23, 1945

Front city Frankurt-on-Oder
The Nazi leadership spread with such propaganda posters the illusion that ‘Front cities’ such as Frankfurt-on-Oder could be held by women, children and old men.
Diary for Monday, April 23, 1945:

Russian Front

Frankfurt-on-Oder captured by Zhukov.

Occupied countries

Czechoslovakia: Government-in­-Exile calls for final national uprising.

Home Fronts

Britain: Black-out restric­tions cancelled.


British 8th Army captures Ferrara and reaches river Po at Pontelagoscuro and north of Bondeno.


Japanese withdraw from outer defenses of Shuri, except at ‘Item Pocket’.

Sea War

5 German merchant ships hit in the Baltic by RAF Coastal Command.

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