The Battle of Berlin was one of the most important battles in human history. One of the greatest cities ever built, a city whose culture had transformed the Western world, was utterly destroyed. Hundreds of thousands of Germans were killed, wounded, or captured. Hundreds of thousands of Soviets lost their lives. Millions of women were raped. Countless lives were destroyed. The political culture of the entire Western world was changed, and it all was a direct result of this one battle. This is the definitive podcast of that battle.
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