From the May 6, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes

Two Russian armies launched attacks on a 110-mile front last night against the Bohemian redoubt while other Russian troops moved northward from captured Stettin to clean up the pockets in the area of Wolhn, on the Baltic coast.

A German communique, in an unusual admission, disclosed that Nazi troops north of Berlin fled from the Russians and crossed the Elbe to surrender in territory held by British and American troops, the Associated Press said.

The Russians reported that they had captured more than 45,000 prisoners from pockets northwest and southwest of captured Berlin.

The battle for Bohemia, the United Press said, was being waged on a horseshoe-shaped front whose prongs were approximately 150 miles from Prague. The Germans were still entrenched in Dresden and Goerlitz on the Sudeten range.

The Fourth Ukrainian Army, on the north flank, captured Brusberk and Wigstadtl, while the Second Ukrainian Army captured Krenovice, 29 miles northeast of Brunn, in Moravia, and 36 miles south of Wigstadtl, to project the lower prong of the offensive.

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Russia’s War: A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945

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