By mid-April 1945, Hitler's Germany was on the brink of total defeat with the Red Army poised less than 60 miles to the east and preparing to seize the German capital. The book describes the events in this climactic battle, examining the Soviets' advance towards Berlin and the Germans' final resistance. Illustrated with a host of maps, colour plates and photographs, it provides a vivid portrayal of the death throes of the Third Reich and the end of the war in Europe, exploring the strategy of both sides and the tactics of impromptu urban warfare. For the Soviets, Berlin was the ultimate prize after almost four years of bloodshed but the cost of taking the city would prove to be staggering.
The Battlefield Today
Author: Peter Antill