War chronicles: day-by-day. May 4

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On May 4th, 1945 Soviet troops continued to advance through Czechoslovakia against fierce German resistance. A Soviet division made an end-run, leaving German forces no chance to retreat westwards through a narrow mountain valley. Soviet troops seized several settlements to the west of the town of Brno. They faced German resistance and counter attacks.

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