Thursday, 5 April 2012

On This Day In History

What happened years ago on April 5th?
                                       The Admiral Hipper after being hit by bombs.   Image found at : accessed 5/4/12.

The Soviet 3rd Ukrainian Front reaches the outskirts of Vienna which has minimal German forces to defend it. In the West, the French First Army (de Tassigny) captures Karlsruhe on the upper Rine. The US 8th Air Force carries out another heavy attack (450 bombers) against Kiel which causes severe damage to the cruisers Hipper and Emden. Found at:, (accessed 5/4/12).

Less than a month later and the Germans unconditionally surrendered.