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Diary October 5, 1944

Himmler with apprentices
In his new role as commander of the Reserve Army, Reichsführer-SS Himmler proceeds a lineup of apprentices.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, October 5, 1944:

Home Front

Germany: 16-year-old youths to be conscripted for military service. All hospitals placed under mili­tary control. Nazi party and Hitler Youth activities ‘cut to the bone’.

Russian Front

1st Belorussian Front attacks east of Memel; armored spearhead reaches coast near Palanga on October 10; German Army Group North isolated once again.

Western Front

Allied forces cross Belgian-Dutch border north of Antwerp.

Air War

Germany: RAF Lancaster bombers fire-bomb Saarbruecken.
USAAF bombers attacking Cologne and dropping 649 t of bombs.

Sea War

36 Linsen boats lost during attempted raid off river Scheldt (night October 5-6).

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