Imagine millions of men trying to kill each other on a front more than 30 miles long. That’s what this podcast is all about. Millions of men fought in both urban and rural settings, tens of thousands were killed and wounded on this one day. It was April 25th, 1945. This is the story. It’s all here and it’s all free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on war and it’s sociopolitical impact.
This episode is part six of an ongoing series. You can find parts one through five at the following links: episode five, episode four, episode three, episode two, and episode one.
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Maps and Illustrations are located on the Definitive Atlas of the Battle of Berlin page linked here: Definitive Atlas of the Fall of Berlin
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