World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: The Germans Squealed . . .

As troops of the victorious Red armies rushed on toward the frontiers of East Prussia, German language primers were issued to them.

East Prussia, bloodied by history, was a fitting arena for the first real battles on German soil in World War II. But it did not seem so to the Germans in East Prussia. They, according to reports in Stockholm, exhibited "the highest state of alarm." At Königsberg the Nazis were said to be dismantling the port installations. The wife of Gauleiter Erich Koch departed for the German interior with three truckloads...

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