Sexual Violence and Mass Rape in War: The Berlin Case /// 69

“Historically speaking, investigating sexual violence in war has been taboo. Nonetheless, sexual violence in armed conflict has been part of the spoils of war since time immemorial. Sexual violence takes many forms in armed conflicts across time and cultures. Sexual violence in war is often accompanied by torture, mutilation, and cannibalism. However, sexual violence is… Continue reading Sexual Violence and Mass Rape in War: The Berlin Case /// 69

House to House: Street Fighting in the Battle of Berlin /// 68

April 26, 1945. Berlin is almost totally surrounded. The Soviets are pouring into the city. Small squads of German soldiers and Hitler Youth, often operating in groups of two or four, vainly attempt to stem the Russian tide. They fail, but they kill many in their downfall. This is the story. This episode is part… Continue reading House to House: Street Fighting in the Battle of Berlin /// 68

A Military History of the Battle of Berlin /// 64

This is part three of the definitive podcast history of The Battle of Berlin. This episode covers April 20. You can find episode two here: episode two and episode one here: episode one. It’s all here and it’s all free on Battlecast, the world’s foremost podcast on war and its sociopolitical impact. Download episode three… Continue reading A Military History of the Battle of Berlin /// 64

Der Untergang: The Fall of Berlin /// 63

This is part two of the definitive podcast history of The Battle of Berlin. This episode covers April 17 through April 19. You can find episode one here: episode one. It’s all here and it’s all free on Battlecast, the world’s foremost podcast on war and its sociopolitical impact. Download episode 63 here: download link… Continue reading Der Untergang: The Fall of Berlin /// 63

Downfall: The Battle of Berlin /// 62

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… Continue reading Downfall: The Battle of Berlin /// 62

The Definitive Historical Atlas of the Battle of Berlin

Maps: The Battle of Berlin Block by Block – A Series of Maps by Day and Place: Appendix 1: Maps and Illustrations References: Berlin 1945: A Documentation. (1995). Edited by Reinhard Rurup and translated by Pamela Selwyn.  Berlin 1945: The Final reckoning by Karl Bahm Berlin Diaries 1940-1945 by Marie Vassiltchikov The Fall of Berlin,… Continue reading The Definitive Historical Atlas of the Battle of Berlin