Diary for Sunday, April 29, 1945:
SURRENDER OF 1 MILLION GERMAN TROOPS IN NORTHERN ITALY AND AUSTRIA, signed in secret at Caserta, near Naples (effective May 2).
British capture Lauenburg, trapping German forces in Denmark.
Battle of Berlin: Hitler marries Eva Braun and dictates ‘Political Testament’; Russians capture Moabit power station and Anhalter railway terminal.
Arctic: Last battle between U-boat ‘wolf-pack’ and Allied convoy escorts. 2 U-boats sunk; U-427 miraculously survives prolonged attacks with 678 depth charges; frigate Goodall sunk.