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History > 20th century > WW2 > Germany, Russia > Battle of Berlin    April-May 1945

 

 

 

Blood transfusion at an aid spot. Berlin. May 1945.

 

Photograph: Valery Faminsky/Courtesy of Arthur Bondar

 

Rare Photos Show World War II From the Soviet Side

NYT

Nov. 29, 2016

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/
rare-photos-show-wwii-from-the-soviet-side-faminsky-bondar/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A wounded solder receiving first aid. Berlin. April 1945.

 

Valery Faminsky/Courtesy of Arthur Bondar

 

Rare Photos Show World War II From the Soviet Side

By James Estrin        NYT        Nov. 29, 2016

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/
rare-photos-show-wwii-from-the-soviet-side-faminsky-bondar/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the bridge over the Spree River. Berlin. May 1945.

 

Valery Faminsky/Courtesy of Arthur Bondar

 

Rare Photos Show World War II From the Soviet Side

By James Estrin        NYT        Nov. 29, 2016

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/
rare-photos-show-wwii-from-the-soviet-side-faminsky-bondar/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleaning the streets of Berlin. May 1945.

 

Valery Faminsky/Courtesy of Arthur Bondar

 

Rare Photos Show World War II From the Soviet Side

By James Estrin        NYT        Nov. 29, 2016

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/
rare-photos-show-wwii-from-the-soviet-side-faminsky-bondar/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russian soldiers in Berlin at the end of the war.

 

Photograph: Hulton Getty

 

'Dancing on graves': Russia hits out at Berlin festival near burial site

G

Thursday 21 April 2016    15.59 BST

Last modified on Thursday 21 April 2016    16.08 BST

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/21/
dancing-on-graves-russia-berlin-soviet-memorial-lollapolooza-festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germany signs unconditional surrender        7 May 1945

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/7
/newsid_3578000/3578325.stm

 

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0502.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Yalta, the Soviet Union also agreed

to join the war against Japan

as soon as Germany was defeated.

 

The United States and Britain,

shaken by the suicidal defence

of Pacific islands,

feared that storming Japan

would cost

up to half a million

allied casualties.

 

At that stage,

nobody knew

whether the new atomic bomb

would work.

 

In the meantime,

General Curtis LeMay

stepped up

his bombing attacks.

 

On the night of 9 March,

he sent his Superfortress squadrons

on a fire-bombing raid against Tokyo.

 

The mainly wooden houses

blazed into an inferno.

 

It is estimated

that 97,000 people died,

125,000 were injured

and 1 million left homeless.

 

On 6 April,

US forces landed on Okinawa

to seize it as a springboard

for the invasion of Japan itself.

 

In Europe,

the war was coming to a close.

 

The western allies

were across the Rhine

and advancing towards the river Elbe

when, on 16 April,

the Red Army unleashed

"the Berlin Operation".

 

From Stettin on the Baltic

to the Czech border,

23 Soviet armies with 2.5 million men

opened a massive artillery barrage.

 

Yet despite

their overwhelming strength,

Zhukov's 1st Belorussian Front

took six days

before its artillery

was within range of Berlin.

 

Stalin had insisted

on encircling the city

first to make sure

that the Americans

would not get there beforehand

from their bridgehead

across the Elbe.

 

But Eisenhower

had decided

to hold back his forces,

to Churchill's

exasperation.

 

As Soviet forces closed in

on the centre of Berlin,

Hitler committed suicide

with his new wife, Eva Braun,

on 30 April.

 

The leadership

of the Nazi state

was transferred

to Grand Admiral Dönitz

in Flensburg,

but his was a phantom

government.

 

The final surrender was signed

in Berlin at midnight on 8 May.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/sep/10/second-world-war-liberation-europe

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/sep/10/
second-world-war-liberation-europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Army enters outskirts of Berlin        21 April 1945

 

Stalin's attempt to take Berlin

ahead of his allies in 1945,

led to the death

of 70,000 Russian soldiers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/berlin_01.shtml

 

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/21/
newsid_3560000/3560175.stm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/berlin_01.shtml

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0502.html

 

 

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/
rare-photos-show-wwii-from-the-soviet-side-faminsky-bondar/

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/15/
world/middleeast/aleppo-destruction-drone-video.html

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32529679 - 1 May 2015

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/feb/17/
soldier-reichstag-photo-dies

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/sep/10/
second-world-war-liberation-europe

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2002/may/01/
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https://www.theguardian.com/books/2002/apr/20/
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Combattants de l'ombre - Des Européens résistent au nazisme

Un film de Bernard George, ARTE France 2011

 

Tournée dans quatorze pays,

cette série exceptionnelle traite pour la première fois

de la Résistance dans sa dimension européenne.

 

À partir d'archives et de témoignages inédits,

un nouveau et passionnant regard sur cette époque.

http://www.arte.tv/fr/
Comprendre-le-monde/histoire/Les-mercredis-de-l-histoire/2068068.html

http://videos.arte.tv/fr/videos/
les_combattants_de_l_ombre_des_europeens_resistent_au_nazisme-4186160.html

http://videos.arte.tv/fr/videos/
les_combattants_de_l_ombre_des_resistants_europeens_contre_le_nazisme-4186164.html

 

 

 

 

Le Monde Diplomatique > Seconde guerre mondiale    1939-1945

http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/index/sujet/secondeguerremondiale

 

 

 

 

US “sand pounders” / Coast Guardsmen

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/03/nyregion/
john-cullen-coast-guardsman-who-detected-spies-dies-at-90.html