World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF GERMANY: When?

As General Eisenhower's armies ate deeper & deeper into the Reich, approaching Berlin and Dresden, and the Russian steam roller began clanking westward from the Oder River, the hottest question in the Allied world was: when will V-E day come? Behind that was another, subtler question: at what stage of German disintegration would a victory proclamation be justified? The second question was answered this week by Eisenhower in characteristically straightforward and sensible fashion: "There will be no V-E day until Germany is completely occupied, including all pockets of resistance, and the...

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