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Discussion in 'Eastern Europe February 1943 to End of War' started by Kai-Petri, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. Kai-Petri

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    " On Hitler´s orders, on 22 or 23 April, Schaub burned all of Hitler´s personal papers in the garden about 20m from the garden exit.These consisted of a large quantity of personal notes, memoranda and the like, which Hitler had stored in his personal safes.."

    "The last days of Hitler" by Anton Joachimsthaler
     
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    one does wonder what may have been burned................. luv letters to Eva ? who really knows . . .
     
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    In 'Hitler And His Generals' - the transcripts of the Military Situation Conferences - the story of the burning of the papers near Berchtesgaden and the subsequent finding and piecing-together of the charred remains is almost as interesting as the documents themselves.....
     
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    Nikolai Erastovich Berzarin (April 1, 1904 in St. Petersburg – June 16, 1945 in Berlin) was a Soviet Red Army General.

    During the Battle of Berlin, Berzarin's 5th Shock Army reached the outskirts of Berlin on April 21, 1945, making them the first Soviet Army to do so. On April 24, he was appointed commander of the city by Marshall Zhukov, in an echo of the Tsarist tradition of rewarding the first commander to enter a city with command over it.

    Nikolai Berzarin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Not mine as I just got a bit late to get it but interesting post war autograph:

    Jacques Leroy, Führer 1./SS-Freiw.GrenRgt 69 "Wallonie"
     
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    Siege of Budapest

    " Due to a miscalculation at the IX SS staff Hq, the Soviets had been able to capture an immense stockpile of supplies in the outskirts of the city when about 300,000 boxes of rations and 450 tons of ammunition were seized on December 26."

    From "Siege!" by Patrick McTaggart
     
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    Battle of Budapest

    " The 2nd Ukrainian Front had been in combat for weeks, and malinovsky urged Stalin to give him time to incorporate reinforcements and new equipment into his battle-hardened units.

    "This has to be done, no matter what it costs you," Stalin told Malinovsky

    " We cannot seize Budapest off the march," the Marshal responded. He told Stalin that a four or five day delay would allow better concentration of forces.

    " You are arguing to no purpose," Stalin replied."

    Siege! by Patrick McTaggart
     
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    The fate of German destroyers Z35 and Z36

    Z36

    19 February 1944
    The destroyer Z36 is commissioned.

    12 December 1944
    The destroyer Z36 is sunk along with Z35 by a mine in a Nashorn barrage followed by boiler and munitions explosion. Position 59° 37N 24° 51E.

    The following map shows the Nashorn barrage area


    http://kotisivut.fonet.fi/~aromaa/Navygallery/Images/Maps/slides/Antisub-1944.html


    Z35

    22 September 1943
    The destroyer Z35 is commissioned.

    12 December 1944
    The destroyer Z35 is sunk by two mines in a Nashorn barrage followed by boiler and munitions explosion. Position 59° 34N 24° 49E.


    Their grave is in Southern Finland, Vantaa, and here´s a memorial stone with their names on it.
     
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    15 Dec 1943

    The four Germans on trial for war crimes in Kharkov, Ukraine all pled guilty, with admissions that over 30,000 victims died.

    18 Dec 1943

    The four defendants in the Kharkov, Ukraine war crime trial were sentenced to death by hanging, to be carried out on the next day.

    19 Dec 1943

    50,000 people gathered in the square in Kharkov, Ukraine to witness the hanging of four Germans found guilty of killing 30,000 civilians in Ukraine.

    http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=220
     

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