After The Battle Issue No. 128

After The Battle Issue No. 128

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After The Battle Issue No. 128

The Flensburg Government




Author:Karel Margry
Language:English Text
Format:Magazine
Dimensions:Soft cover, 8.5" x 11"
Pages:56 pages
Photos:b+w wartime photos and present day color comparisons
Maps:Some maps
Publisher:After The Battle, UK
Item No. ATB-128



  • THE FLENSBURG GOVERNMENT - When Hitler committed suicide in Berlin, his will appointed Grossadmiral Dönitz as Head of State. The Dönitz government lasted for just 23 days - from May 1 to May 23 - in Flensburg on the Danish border. In this article we revisit the locations and describe the events associated with those final days of the German Reich in northern Germany.
  • It Happened Here - The Suicide of General Kinzel - General Kinzel was one of the four signatories to the surrender document signed on May 4 at Field Marshal Montgomery's headquarters on Lüneburg Heath, yet within two months he was dead by his own hand. In this article Karel Margry follows in his footsteps.
  • Readers Investigation - In Search of My Father - David Smith recounts the fascinating story of the search for his long-lost American father.
  • Remembrance - The US National D-Day Memorial - America's memorial commemorating D-Day at Bedford in Virginia was unveiled on June 6, 2001, the brainchild of Bob Slaughter who had assaulted Omaha beach as a member of the 116th Infantry.
  • War Film "Der Untergang" - The Downfall - Andrew Mollo tells the story of the making of the ground-breaking German film documenting the last days in the Führerbunker, detailing the locations used for the filming in Russia and Germany.