This week in the war, 5–11 February 1945: Operation Veritable
Infantry advance through the Reichswald during Operation Veritable, 8 February 1945 [Public domain]
This week in the war, 8 February 1945, saw the launch of Operation Veritable
. The Canadians headed south from Nijmegen, aiming to dislodge the Germans from the west bank of the Rhine.
The Red Army had already crossed the Oder at a number of places and were only sixty miles from Berlin.
That night in the capital of the Reich, Hitler admired a model that had been built to show the planned postwar reconstruction of Linz—a city dear to the Fuehrer’s heart and the location of the planned Fuehrermuseum. Hitler still made a show (an outward show, at least) of being optimistic about the future.
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