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Bloody Streets: The Soviet Assault on Berlin, April 1945
On 16 April 1945 the Soviet Army launched the fourth largest offensive of WWII with the goal to capture Berlin in five operational days. The Soviet Army took four days just to breech the prepared German defenses along the Seelow Heights, followed by another four days to reach Berlin. Berlin's fall occurred after another eight days of bloody street fighting-sixteen days aft ...more
Hardcover, 403 pages
Published November 25th 2008 by Helion & Company
(first published June 2008)
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I found this book to be an excellant account of the battle of Berlin. It is very detailed and full of first person accounts. It ranges from the tactical to the operational in scope. It is a military viewpoint and deals very little with any depth from the civilian side. This is some of the best accounts of the battle I've read. I learned a lot of details not found in other books. I would recommend this book alongside The fall of Berlin by Antony Beevor and The last battle by Cornelius Ryan.