5 April 1945

April 1945

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Pacific

Soviet Union informs the Japanese government that the 1941 Neutrality Pact will not be renewed when it expires, clearing the way for the Soviet Union to declare war on Japan after the end of the war in Europe.

Japanese troops on Bougainville began a counterattack against Australian troops at Slater's Knoll near the Puriata River. The attack is defeated.

Western Front

British troops reach Minden

Canadian troops take Almelo

US troops take Mulhausen and Eisenach

Italy

US 5th Army captures Monte Folgorita

Japan

The Japanese cabinet resigns

Middle East

The Syrian government resigns

War at Sea

German submarine U-242 lost with all hands after hitting a mine in St. George's Channel

German submarine U-677 sunk at Hamburg


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 5 April 1945, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1945_04_05.html
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