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  1. V

    Research - documentaries about the Cold War

    Hello! I am a history student at the University of Milan and I am currently working on a research about the representation of the Cold War in the media, with the focus on documentary films and series. I kindly ask you to help me by filling in the survey below. It will not take more than 5...
  2. Futurist

    The French March Onto Berlin in 1936

    Note: I try to limit (perhaps not very successfully, unfortunately :() how much I post on the other parts of this forum (since I don't want to anger the moderators or to take away attention from other people's threads), but I think that the speculative history section here allows for ideas and...
  3. M

    Berlin Blockade 1948

    I'm looking for any sources, books or documents for the International attitudes towards Berlin Blockade 1948, Becuase I searched a lot and failed to find any.
  4. larkin

    Berlin Capsule Impressions

    Capsule impressions Berlin 1910-colorized s4zAdb_0KCI Berlin 1929 4ls8SPpRXgU Berlin 1936 -OQxVW2vDJw
  5. Rodger

    28 Years Ago Today the Berlin Wall was Opened

    On November 9th, 1989 The East German government "opened" the Berlin Wall, permitting its citizens to freely pass into West Berlin: zmRPP2WXX0U What impact did this have have Europe and the world? Within a short period the entire Soviet empire collapsed as well. 28 years later, Germans seem...
  6. SufiMystic

    The Battle of Berlin: April 1945. Could the Germans have won?

    What if the Axis forces had won the Battle of Berlin in 1945? On 16 April 1945, two Soviet army groups attacked Berlin from the east and south, while a third overran German forces positioned north of Berlin. Before the main battle in Berlin commenced, the Red Army encircled the city after...
  7. Fantomas

    Berlin Blockade . French participation 1948 1949

    On the night of 23-24 June 1948, the Soviet Union, on the pretext of a breakdown, cut off electricity in the three western areas of Berlin, as well as the land, rail and inland waterways, providing access to these areas. This is the blockade of West Berlin which the Soviet Union has just...
  8. Visigoth Panzer

    German Maus Tank Battle of Berlin

    There are some rumors of the German prototype Maus (Panzer VIII) tank being used during the Battle of Berlin at the end of WW2. These stories are probably just myths but could this of happened?
  9. S

    Hi from Berlin

    I am an Australian living in Berlin. I am currently interested in Ancient, Medieval and Colonial History!
  10. Lawnmowerman

    In a Cold War MAD scenario would Berlin be the safest city to be in???

    NO. I hear you all shout. Berlin is going to be absolutely smashed by the war. Surrounded by Soviet troops with no help of rescue those NATO troops stationed there are doomed, doomed I tell you. And yes of course you are correct, if this was a conventional war. However nukes change all...
  11. J

    Novels set in Berlin / Germany post 1945

    Can anyone recommend novels set in post war Berlin / Germany? I have read Armageddon by Leon Uris and Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett. Both described what it was like shortly after 1945 in Berlin / Germany and the beginning of the Cold War. Edge of Eternity went further and covered the Stasi...
  12. J

    Novels set in Berlin / Germany post 1945

    Can anyone recommend novels set in post war Berlin / Germany? I have read Armageddon by Leon Uris and Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett. Both described what it was like shortly after 1945 in Berlin / Germany and the beginning of the Cold War. Edge of Eternity went further and covered the...
  13. WeisSaul

    Berlin for Thuringia-Schwerin

    Adenaur wanted to hand over West Berlin in exchange for Thuringia, Schwerin, and part of Saxony. Getting a piece of Saxony seems unlikely, but what if Thuringia and Schwerin had been ceded to West Germany in exchange for West Berlin?
  14. P

    Stalin Doesn't Stop At Berlin

    Following the surrender of Germany, I wonder how close Stalin came in 1945 to fabricating an excuse to attack his allies and press on through Germany into Holland, Belgium and France, driving the US/British etc back to the Atlantic? It's quite obvious that he had designs on taking as much of...
  15. Salah

    The treatment of Berlin's civilians in 1945

    A few minutes ago, I read that an estimated 100,000 women were raped by Soviet soldiers when they first occupied Nazi Berlin at the close of World War II. Granted, this was a horrible war, and the contest between the Nazis and Soviets had been especially grim. It still surprises me that this...
  16. S

    Help: Berlin Airlift Easter Parade

    Hello I'm looking for primary resources from the Easter Parade operation of the Berlin airlift. This took place from April 15 to 16 1949. I'm mostly looking for primary sources only right now. Maybe someone could point me in the right direction. Thank you.
  17. Y

    Why Berlin Wall?

    Why was there the Berlin Wall in Berlin if the Iron Curtain didn't go through Berlin? Was also the capitol divided even when being in the soviet area? Berlin Wall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Iron Curtain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  18. R

    Escaping East Berlin

    Just a quick couple of questions about the Berlin Wall. So I know why people wanted to get out of east Berlin and get to the west, and that they came up with many successful and unsuccessful ways to get out, but once in west Berlin,, were they still not in east Germany? How did they then get to...
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    Global History Student Conference in Berlin April 24-25

    Good day! We - an international group of students enrolled in the MA Global History at Free University Berlin - would like to inform You about a conference in Global History for bachelor and graduate students, April 24-25 in Berlin. (We will be able to cover some travel and accommodation...
  20. Bandiera rossa

    Forgoten Berlin Victory Parade of 1945. Video

    Berlin Victory Parade of 1945 was held by the Allies of World War II on September 7, 1945 in Berlin, the capital of the defeated Nazi Germany. The four participating countries were the Soviet Union, the United States, the United Kingdom and France. The parade was proposed by the Soviet Union...