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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.

Italy

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

Okinawa

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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