Saturday, April 25, 2015

25 April 1945 A.D. BERLIN: Soviets complete encirclement of Berlin



25 April 1945 A.D. BERLIN: Soviets complete encirclement of Berlin

Editors. “1945Soviet forces complete the encirclement of Berlin near Ketzin.This Day in U.S. Military History. N.d. https://thisdayinusmilhist.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/april-25/. Accessed 24 Apr 2015.

1945Soviet forces complete the encirclement of Berlin near Ketzin. The 1st Belorussian and 1st Ukrainian froms continue to attack, from the east and south, into the city. South of the capital, elements of 1st Ukrainian Front advancing toward the Elbe River, link up with American units at Torgau. Meanwhile, in East Prussia, Pillau is taken. (Since early in the year, about 140,000 wounded and 40,000 refugees have been evacuated to the west from Pillau.) A few German troops continue to hold out at the tip of the Samland Peninsula. US 3rd Army crosses the Danube near Regensburg and assault the city.

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