1945

April 30, 1945 - A Whisper Away From Collapse.

April 30, 1945. News on eventual capitulation of Nazi government. Russians take Berlin. German cities come under Allied occupation. Allied Armies reach Dachau concentration camp. Heinrich Himmler assumes head of German government, negotiates surrender terms. War in Europe on the verge of being over.

April 27, 1945 - Rendezvous At The Elbe.

Going down to the wire - we need your help. Please donate to Newstalgia and keep it alive. April 27, 1945 - the historic link-up between the Russian Army and the U.S./British Armies at the Elbe River, less than 75 miles away from downtown Berlin.

March 23, 1945 - Curbing Enthusiasm, Cautious Optimism.

March 23, 1945 - Allied Armies cross the Rhine, moving faster than press can report it. Speculation on allied victories. Air Raids on Japan destroy 20% of industrial capacity in Tokyo. Senate extends Draft without a single "no" vote. State Department gives UN Conference Special name.

February 9, 1945 - The Great Leap Eastward.

February 9, 1945 - 7 Allied armies advance along a 350 mile front from the Alps to Holland. Canadian 1st Army captures 14 towns. Russian Army launches new offensive against Breslau. Patton's 3rd Army now 8 miles inside Germany. Germans use Jet Fighters for first time. Germans reported to be escaping to neutral countries in droves with many heading to South America. Chinese launch successful counterattacks against Japanese in3 Provinces cutting off major Japanese supply lines. Pacific Front the move to recapture to Philippines continues and reports that Japanese have moved 177 American Prisoners of war including Gen. Wainright to Manchuria.