A historical question on Battle of Berlin

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A historical question on Battle of Berlin

Joined: April 16th, 2008, 10:38 pm

February 16th, 2017, 9:15 pm #1

A historical question on Battle of Berlin. I'm reading The Bunker and there is mention by some of the breakout group from the bunker that there were many Tigers and armored vehicles plus what seemed like fresh troops gathered around the Flak Tower right at the end of the battle when the survivors arrived there. Does anyone have any more info on that battle group? Was this the last stand? How about websites that deal with the Battle of Berlin? Thanks for any info.

David
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:56 pm

February 18th, 2017, 1:21 am #2

Here's a good place to start - go to their Discussion Groups, then Axis:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47207/se ... sort=match

There was an interesting thread on analysing the many vehicles knocked out on just a single street some time back.

If you haven't yet seen it, rent/find "Der Untergang" ('Downfall' in English) from 2004:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363163/

The conference scene where gets the bad news the expected relief isn't coming has been used-to-death with all sorts of overlaid subtitles, but Bruno Ganz and the rest of the cast did a stunning job.

Good luck in your hunt,
GRM
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Joined: April 16th, 2008, 10:38 pm

February 18th, 2017, 10:00 am #3

From what I've read it follows the timeline very well. I'll check ML.

Thanks again,

David
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

February 18th, 2017, 9:57 pm #4

A historical question on Battle of Berlin. I'm reading The Bunker and there is mention by some of the breakout group from the bunker that there were many Tigers and armored vehicles plus what seemed like fresh troops gathered around the Flak Tower right at the end of the battle when the survivors arrived there. Does anyone have any more info on that battle group? Was this the last stand? How about websites that deal with the Battle of Berlin? Thanks for any info.

David
For the overall battle... what groups and armies were involved, where they moved to, when. And for both sides German and USSR https://ospreypublishing.com/berlin-1945-pb

In some ways the biggest "last stand" was the battle of Seelow Heights on the plain approaching Berlin from the East. The Germans had prepared massive Kursk style defensive belt with entrenched tanks, guns, infantry, etc. The Russians attacked it at night using search lights behind their tanks to blind the German troops.

The Russian epic film, Fall of Berlin, from 1949 has a good visual recreation of the whole assault from Seelow to the Reichstag.
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