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Berlin and Stalingrad – “Berlin: The Downfall 1945” – Antony Beevor

April 24th, 2012 · No Comments · War, WW2

On 1 February 1943, an angry Soviet colonel collared a group of emaciated German prisoners in the rubble of Stalingrad. ‘That’s how Berlin is going to look!’ he yelled, point to the ruined buildings all around. When I read those words some six years ago, I sensed immediately what my next book had to be.

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