Easter Sunday

Sunday, Apr 1, 1945

As Easter Sunday dawned, General Eisenhower called on the Germans to surrender citing the swift drive of our troops to within 170 miles of Berlin. “In these circumstances,” he announced,” in order to avoid further unnecessary bloodshed and sacrifice of human life.… Soldiers of the German wehrmacht! To save yourselves further useless sacrifice and loss of life, this is what you must do.” Yet Germans have massed for a final stand on the Weser River and here’s how Hitler spent Easter Sunday — planning his great everlasting Reich! In the Pacific, we’ve destroyed some 736 aircraft and 34 ships. It’s hard to imagine how the Japanese can replace them. Even so, they are nowhere near giving up. A Tokyo broadcast called for an all out battle that “will be as fierce as the second battle of the Philippines – the American landings on Leyte.” We’re not giving up but neither are our enemies.

 

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