Diary for Monday, April 23, 1945:
Frankfurt-on-Oder captured by Zhukov.
Czechoslovakia: Government-in-Exile calls for final national uprising.
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’.
5 German merchant ships hit in the Baltic by RAF Coastal Command.