The cataclysm of World War Two in Europe came to a violent end in April of 1945. Before the month was over, both Franklin Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler were dead, Berlin was surrounded and Nazi Germany had been crushed between the Allies in the west and the Russians in the east.

Yet the Germans concentrated most of their striking power far to the south, in Hungary and Austria, because Hitler considered Vienna more important that Berlin.

This is the story of the bloody Austrian roads that led west to that historic city.