THE FINAL PUSH: Russians take Berlin, one million Germans surrender in Italy and Hitler and Goebbels dead – how the last days of the Second World War in Europe were reported in May 1945

  • Germany’s combined armed forces collapsed as Russian tanks rolled through Berlin with Hitler dead
  • Southern redoubt was torn to pieces while surrender in Holland, Denmark, and Norway was expected
  • As Germany tottered to defeat, a member of the Government told the Mail: ‘This is not all the good news’

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