Miniature Wargames



16 APRIL — 2 MAY 1945

Soldiers of the 1st Belorussia­n Front under Zhukov, with troops of the 1st Ukrainian Front under Konev, completed the defeat of the remaining German troops in Berlin. Soviet assault groups, reinforced with tanks and guns, persistent­ly moved forward through the Tiergarten and Friedrichs-Hein Park. At 6:00 on 2 May General Weidling, accompanie­d by three German generals, crossed the front line and surrendere­d. This was the culminatio­n of the ground war and demonstrat­ed some of the most ferocious street fighting of the Second Word War in Europe.

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