FLORENCE, S. C., WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 25, 1945
Patton men Near
In Stab South
PARIS, APRIL 25, WEDNESDAY
(AP)—Whirling down en Hitler’s. Bavarian Mountain retreat,
three mighty Allied armies curved 'the tips of a giant pincers within 25 miles of Austria's borders last night.
In the far north, the British opened the final assault on Germany's second port of Bremen, and along the Elbe River valley the Russians drew historic union ever closer to an historic union with the waiting Americans.
Total.Isolation of Berlin Near As American Forces Approach to Berlin Historic Junction
On Broad Front
By ROMNEY WHEELER
London, (Wed.), April 25--(AP)—
Two powerful Russian armies joined forces inside Berlin yesterday and seized fully half the are of the burning city which the Germans said now as "practically
surrounded" and entirely cut off from outside aid.
A Moscow communique announced the junction of the First Ukrainian
and First white Russian armies in a single phase of coordinated drives which captured the Sclilcsischer (Sileslan) railway station and all the districts north'
and east of it, within a mile of the center of the city at Untcr Den Linden.
The First White Russian forces of Marshal G. K. Zhuikov simultaneously
executed a great wheeling movement, north and northwest which severed one ' of two railways Icsaing- from Berlin. Co the northwest German jxrchet –and came within two and one-half miles of the other, Moscow disclosed.