War Diary January 23, 1945

StuG III with mounted infantry

StuG III with mounted infantry during a local counterattack.

Tuesday, January 23, 1945

Russian Front

Konev‘s forces reach river Oder on 64-km front. Zhukov captures Bromberg. Himmler takes personal command of ‘Army Group Vistula‘.

Home Fronts

France: Charles Maurras, editor of Royalist and anti-Semitic Action Francaise, on trial at Lyons for collabora­tion (life imprisonment, January 27).
Germany: Execution of Count Helmuth von Moltke-Kreisau, leader of ‘Kreisau Circle‘ (pacifist organization).

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