Episode 8: The Race for Berlin
Hitler’s Nazi empire is in ruins, but there is still one city to take before the allies can declare victory. But as the British, Americans and Soviets close in on the Berlin, new questions about the post war-world start to emerge. Who will rule Europe? And who will take the lavishing glory of ending the war?
As cracks begin to appear in the relationship between the allies, Berlin becomes a significant prize in the final struggle between them. It’s a prize so great that Stalin sets up a race between his two top field Marshalls to make it to the city first. In a moment of pure deception he convinces the allies he has no interest in taking Berlin, while at the same time amassing the largest concentration of men and firepower in history to storm the city. There is something in Berlin he wants – and he will stop at nothing to get it.