The Russian Front 1941-1945 (1998): S01E04 – The Battles for Berlin


War Documentary hosted by Michael Leighton, published by Discovery Channel in 1998.


On 16 April 1945 the final assault on Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich began as Soviet Red Army forces attacked towards Berlin from the east. The Battle of Berlin was a monumental battle between two adversaries who despised one another. For the Russians who had endured the horrific suffering and loss of lives in defending their nation against the Nazi invasion, the opportunity for vengeance seemed as if fate was on their side. For the German civilians who remained in Berlin, the approach of the Red Army invoked terror. When the city was taken on May 2,1945, over 300,000 Berliners and 80,000 Red Army soldiers lay dead amongst the ruins. This episode covers the final phase of the war, as the mighty Red Army rolled back the tide of German conquests and surged on the gates of Berlin, the very heart of Nazi Germany.

The Russian Front 1941-1945 Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Russian Front 1941-1945 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 1998.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 48 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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