Diary April 24, 1945

Russian tank destroyer street fighting Berlin

A Russian tank destroyer during street fighting in Berlin.

Diary for Tuesday, April 24, 1945:

Russian Front

Battle of Berlin: Konev‘s and Zhukov’s troops link up in southern suburbs.

Western Front

British troops reach Bremen.


La Spezia naval base captured by US 5th Army. Germans abandon Genoa, scuttling 40 warships and many merchant ships in harbour.

Home Fronts

Britain: Budget; Chancellor reveals that total war expenditure up to March 31, 1945, is £27,400 Million; announces Double-Taxation Treaty with USA (business enterprises not to be taxed simultaneously in both Britain and USA).

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