Two-front war and Battle of Berlin

Kämpfe an Fronten bis zur Schlacht um Berlin

Decisive battles in Europe

At the beginning of 1945, it was obvious that the war in Europe was slowly coming to an end. Although a German offensive in Hungary was still carried out in March, the German defenders were pushed back further and further across the border of the German Reich. The propaganda claimed otherwise, but the German forces did not stand a chance against the Allied advance. When the Western Allies crossed the Rhine and the Red Army, in the battle in the Oderbruch, crossed the Oder, the complete defeat was only a matter of time. The US Army was able to liberate the concentration camp of Dachau in their advance, while the Red Army occupied Berlin and sealed the defeat of the German Reich.