World Battlefronts: Bitter End

The war in Europe drained off slowly into peace. Until five days after the official surrender there was still skirmishing by Germans too afraid of peace to submit. Then the Russians closed in, and the bitter-end Germans burrowed into forest and mountain hideouts. The fight had at last gone from the Wehrmacht.

Finesse & Secrets. Britons and Americans had little trouble. Some surrendering Germans indulged in last small gestures of arrogance, then were docile enough. In the Aegean Islands 17,000 Axis troops were handed over to a British brigadier. At the French ports of...

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