RUSSIANS ENTER BERLIN TUNNELS TO ROUT NAZIS

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RUSSIANS ENTER BERLIN TUNNELS TO ROUT NAZIS

From the May 1, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes

Russian troops with tanks blasted a path before them, yesterday hemmed the remnants of Berlin’s suicide garrison into ten square miles of the burning Tiergarten and Unter Den Linden areas–in the heart of the Reich capital, front reports said last night.

Greatest new menace to the shattered capital, an Associated Press dispatch said, came from the northeast in the Moabit sector, where Red Army storm units drove to within less than a mile of the Reichstag.

Pushing north from captured Wilmersdorf Soviet troops raced along the Potsdam Strasse to a point only 600 yards from the Nazi War Ministry, Moscow newspapers reported.

Russian sources said shells were raining on the Tiergarten as specially-trained Soviet squads fought through tunnels under Berlin against the city’s last-ditch defenders.

According to reports from Moscow “Goebbels women battalions” and Luftwaffe cadets were fighting alongside SS troops in the center of the city.

A German announcement that Luftwaffe formations “in self-sacrificing flights” over the capital dropped ammunition indicated that the city’s defenders had been completely cut off.



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The Fall of Berlin 1945




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