Countdown to VE-Day: the countdown continues

Seventy years ago, Eberhard Wendler wrote in his diary:

15 April 1945:  bought myself a book – Der Polarwind und die Obrigkeit (The Polar Wind and the Majesty)* from my work-party leader for 20 large cigarettes, and bought a brush from the camp shop for 3s 6d [about 17p.]  In the evening there was a raffle organised by the Red Cross, and I got a cigar.  Ordered a text-book for learning English.         [*by Norwegian writer Lars Hansen]

17 April 1945:  According to the camp newspaper, Werdau has been captured [his home town in Saxony, Germany].

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