Berlin Part 4, April-Sept. 1945, Potsdam Conference & Nail-biter Soviet Defection

2 years ago

This 8-part series is a book study of Giles Milton's excellent work, "Checkmate in Berlin," interspersed with Scott Dreyer's commentary and explanation. The series focuses on Berlin from 1945-1949, which was a global flashpoint and the turning point between the end of WWII and the start of the Cold War. A history major and licensed history teacher since 1987, Dreyer lived in Germany 1985-89 and has traveled extensively in Europe. Part 4 introduces Pres. Truman, the Potsdam Conference, and a high-drama Soviet defection in Ottawa, Canada in September 1945, the first-such post-war defection...that almost failed!

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