World Battlefronts: Battle of Breslau

Street by street, Breslau was falling to Red Army assault teams. After more than a month of siege, the city's factories and vast areas around the central part of the town were tumbled ruins. But stubbornly, house by house, floor by floor, Germany's Lieut. General Hermann Niehoff battled to hold them.

Through the Walls. Soviet War Correspondent V. Poltoratsky saw Breslau and wrote: "The assault detachments never proceed along the streets. That would be quite impossible. They blast corridors through the centers of rows of houses. A shell fired point-blank at a wall makes a doorway for the gun that fired it....

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