Diary for Wednesday, February 14, 1945:
Pomerania: Zhukov captures Schneidemühl.
Canadians repel four counter-attacks in Reichswald sector.
Europe: 8th USAAF completes Allied ‘triple blow’ against Dresden; also bombs Chemnitz, Magdeburg, Prague (in error) and Wesel Bridge over river Rhine. Total numbers of bombers and escorts 1,440 (13 lost). Severe RAF night raid on Chemnitz.
Chile declares war on Germany and Japan.