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Countdown to Surrender - The Last 100 Days

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Episode 2: Germany in Ruins

Summary

In the last months of the Second World War, Cologne was the first major German city to fall to the Allies. Stalin planned to conquer Berlin before the Western Allies arrived. To encourage the Germans to persevere, the Wochenschau stoked up fear of the Red Army. Hitler had hundreds of opponents of the regime murdered and gave gives orders to leave behind nothing but `scorched earth'. Thankfully, only a few fanatical Nazis complied.

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