23 August 1944

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Eastern Front

Germany Army Group South Ukraine encircled at Yassy-Kishinev by 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts.

Romanians agree to a cease fire and accept Soviet armistice terms. Antonescu is arrested by the King of Romania

Western Front

French Forces of the Interior take over control of Paris

Allies liberate Melun, Evreux, Grenoble, Hyeres and Marseilles

Eisenhower overrules Montgomery's plea for a concentrated thrust through the Low Countries, preferring to advance on a broad front

Diplomacy

Churchill has a audience with the Pope


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 23 August 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_08_23.html
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