Diary August 8, 1944

Field Marshal Erwin von Witzleben at the hearing at the People's Court

Field Marshal Erwin von Witzleben at the hearing at the People’s Court.


WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, August 8, 1944:

WESTERN FRONT
Canadians push towards Falaise, supported by 600 US bombers.

HOME FRONT: GERMANY
FM von Witzle­ben and 7 other ‘July Plotters’ executed by slow strangulation at Berlin’s Plötzensee Prison, after being sentenced to death by ‘People’s Court‘.

HOME FRONT: CEYLON
Floating dock sinks at Trincomalee; battleship ‘HMS Valiant‘ seriously damaged.


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