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Bunker in Baltiysk

WW II german bunker in Baltiysk (Pillau)

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Battle of Königsberg

The Battle of Königsberg, also known as the Königsberg Offensive, was one of the last operations of the East Prussian Offensive during World War II. In four days of violent urban warfare, Soviet forces of the 1st Baltic Front and the 3rd Belorussian Front captured the city of Königsberg – now Kaliningrad, Russia.

Gustloff tragedy

The MV Wilhelm Gustloff was a German ship which was sunk on 30 January 1945 by a Soviet submarine in the Baltic Sea while evacuating German civilians, officials and military personnel from Gdynia (Gotenhafen), occupied Poland, as the Red Army advanced. By one estimate 9,400 people died, which would make it the largest loss of life in a single ship sinking in history.

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Koenigsberg in 1944

Short music video that shows views of Königsberg (Ostpreußen) from a bird’s flight in summer 1944, about 1 – 3 month before the Allied bombing.

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