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Overview of the William Friel Heimlich Papers
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Cassette cabinet

Sound recordings undated

Cassette cabinet

Sound recording of an oral history of U.S. forces entering Berlin, Germany, 1945 undated

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Use copy reference number: 74093_a_0003648

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This oral history is about the Berlin Operation in the last months of World War II. William Friel Heimlich describes the denazification, disarmament, and subsequent occupation of Berlin by Allied forces. Topics discussed include the Potsdam Conference, refugee handling, social conditions, landscape and infrastructure deterioration, Operation Sparkler, inadequacy of U.S. soldier preparedness, and reflections on the U.S. success of the mission. (2 sound cassettes)

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