It is the end ! The end of the illusions of a reversal of the situation of the war thanks to the "miracle weapons" which will arrive too late. This is the beginning of the invasion: Germany in turn knows the throes of the conquest of a brutal red army and revenge. This is the beginning of the mass exodus of the population, a flight that will take place in dramatic conditions, on land, but also on sea. The beginning of a long captivity for many soldiers and sailors.