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 World in Flames: The Battle of Berlin /// 66

The Fall of Berlin was one of the most important battles in human history. In this ongoing series, Dr. Wolf recounts the story of the last titanic struggle between two totalitarian regimes in minute, exhaustive detail. Drawing from sources never translated into English, this is the definitive history of the Fall of Berlin and the… Continue reading A World in Flames: The Battle of Berlin /// 66

Twilight of the Idols: The Battle of Berlin /// 65

This is part four of the definitive podcast history of The Battle of Berlin. This special double episode covers April 21-23. You can find episode three here: episode three, episode two here: episode two, and episode one here: episode one. It’s one of the most exhaustive histories on the Fall of Berlin that’s ever been… Continue reading Twilight of the Idols: The Battle of Berlin /// 65

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

Leslie Bull Allen: Australian Hero /// 50

Leslie Bull Allen: orphan, pig farmer, day laborer, hero. Seventeen: that’s how many wounded and helpless men were saved from direct modern combat by Bull Allen – a man beyond measure. Bull braved dangers that actually drove him insane. The thing is: he didn’t have to do it. He volunteered to do the impossible. There… Continue reading Leslie Bull Allen: Australian Hero /// 50

The Battle of Dunkirk: Operation Dynamo /// 38

Dunkirk. It’s a battle that has inspired countless filmmakers, novelists, and historians – a battle that saved a nation, and quite possibly, the modern world as we know it. As a direct result of the actions of the men you will hear about in this episode, Great Britain survived to fight another day. The cornerstone… Continue reading The Battle of Dunkirk: Operation Dynamo /// 38