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The Race for Berlin

Lecture no. 28 from the course: World War II: A Military and Social History

 The Race for Berlin

Taught by Professor Thomas Childers | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

A look at the final phase of the war in Europe, including the race for Berlin between the Anglo-American troops who had crossed the Rhine and the Russians who were driving through Poland, and Hitler's suicide in his bunker on April 30, 1945. Professor Childers also analyzes the controversy concerning Eisenhower's decision not to rush on to Berlin, "allowing" the Russians to take the city and setting the stage for the Cold War.

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