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"Walther Wenck – Hitler’s Last Hope?" Topic


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2019 9:14 p.m. PST

"On the night of April 29-30, 1945, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel received several messages from Adolf Hitler. One of them posed the question: "Where are the advanced parts of the Wenck?" That referred to the 12th Army of General Walther Wenck, on whom Hitler pinned his hopes for the salvation of Berlin.

However, the task of saving Berlin was an impossible one, as Wenck did not have sufficient resources and military equipment to accomplish it.

Aware of the hopelessness of his position, Wenck realized that Soviet captivity was imminent. To avoid this, Wenck gathered all his forces and, together with refugees, crossed the Elbe and on May 7, 1945 surrendered to the Americans instead…."
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Fred Cartwright04 Jan 2019 4:48 a.m. PST

Sensible man!

Legion 404 Jan 2019 7:10 a.m. PST

Certainly a wise move …

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2019 10:21 a.m. PST

(smile)


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