Fall of Berlin

World War II: Fall of the Third Reich

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Fall of Berlin

World War II in Europe from Stalingrad to the fall of Berlin (2 May 1945)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

By now it was all over for Nazi Germany. With the overwhelming military might of the Allies advancing on all sides, Hitler shot himself in late April. Berlin fell to Soviet forces a few days later.

Main Events

Battle of Berlin

Soviets capture Berlin

American and Soviet forces link up at Torgau on the Elbe

Death of Hitler

German leader Adolf Hitler shoots himself in his bunker in Berlin

German Army on Italian Front surrenders to Allies

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