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BLETCHLEY PARK IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Collections uncovered 27

Mon, 16 Mar 2020
Overview
Final Campaigns, the Allies enter Germany

The final months of World War Two saw a coordinated Allied invasion of Germany. By early 1945, the balance of power favoured the Allied forces in Europe. On the Western Front the Battle of the Bulge – the last major German offensive of the war – had ended with the Germans pushed back to their starting points along the Siegfried Line, a defensive line along the Western German border. This failure exhausted Germany’s strategic reserve, leaving it ill-prepared to resist the final Allied campaigns in Europe. On the Eastern Front, the Soviet Red Army were advancing through Poland and East Prussia towards Berlin. These rapid advances destroyed German combat units and severely limited Hitler’s ability to reinforce his Western defences. With the Western Allies making final preparations for a powerful offensive into the German heartland, victory seemed increasingly likely.

Final Campaigns, the Allies enter Germany
1 / 10‘Whiting’ was a Tunny radio link between Golssen, near Berlin, and Heeresgruppe Kurland (Army Group Courland). In October 1944, 30 divisions of Heeresgruppe Kurland were encircled and trapped in Latvia, in what the Germans referred to as ‘Fortress Kurland’. Dated 14 February 1945, this intercepted Lorenz message reports on the layout of field artillery assets in that area. Heeresgruppe Kurland remained isolated until the end of the war.
Roll of Honour

The Bletchley Park Roll of Honour lists all those believed to have worked in signals intelligence during World War Two, at Bletchley Park and other locations. Search the Roll of Honour to find out more about any Veterans mentioned in this Collections uncovered.

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