THE RED OFFENSIVES Russia's Armies gain momentum in their terrific offensives as giant guns, rocket batteries and Stalin tanks mow down the Nazis. The enemy death toll is enormous, they surrender in droves, and their cities are methodically destroyed by shell and by torch.
MUSSOLINI HUNG IN PUBLIC SQUARE An indignant mob aims well-placed kicks at the bodies of Mussolini and his mistress lying in a public square in Milan. Later, their corpses dangle head downward, high above the leering crowds.
Date: 1945 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:51:00, No Audio
BRITISH ENTER GERMANY Geilenkirchen, a pivotal Nazi fortress on the Cologne plain, is besieged by the British. Unending artillery barrages turn most of the town into waste and rubble. When the Tommies enter the ruins, they encounter defiant German language signs stating "we won't capitulate". But ironically, around the next corner, streams of Nazi prisoners are being marched along, and dazed German refugees are leaving for Holland.
HUNDREDS BURIED IN EUROPEAN AVALANCHES Avalanches bring devastation and death to the Alpine nations of Europe. 700 villages are isolated, over 150 killed, hundreds injured as tons of snow and rock hurtle into the valleys. U.S. helicopters fly relief supplies and rescue workers to the area where grim scenes of the mountain dwellers' ordeal are filmed.
INDO-CHINA REDS LAUNCH DRIVE TO CUT LAOS IN TWO French Union forces experience their worst military setback in the history of the 8 year old war as Red forces drive to the Siamese border, splitting the nation in two despite powerful French resistance.
CASABLANCA BOMBING 19 die, 30 more are wounded, some fatally, when a bomb explodes in the crowded Casablanca market place at the height of the business day. Of unknown origin, the bomb is believed to have been set by anti government terrorists.
51 SURVIVE PLANE CRASH IN 'MIRACLE' The crash of a Royal Canadian Air Force Transport with 51 aboard misses tragedy by a miracle as only two passengers are injured when the big plane cartwheels, rips off a wing, and bursts into flame.
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