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Fall of Berlin 22nd & 23rd January 2022

 

daviz1987
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FALL OF BERLIN

Airsoft Event

 

Date:

22nd & 23rd January 2022

 

Location:

Camp Sparta - DN21 4HZ

Story:

Battle for the Reichstag!

In the early hours of 29 April the Soviet 3rd Shock Army crossed the Moltke Bridge and started to fan out into the surrounding streets and buildings. The initial assaults on buildings, including the Ministry of the Interior, were hampered by the lack of supporting artillery. It was not until the damaged bridges were repaired that artillery could be moved up in support. At dawn the Soviets pressed on with their assault in the south-east. After very heavy fighting they managed to capture Gestapo headquarters on Prinz-Albrechtstrasse, but a Waffen-SS counter-attack forced the Soviets to withdraw from the building. To the south-west the 8th Guards Army attacked north across the Landwehr canal into the Tiergarten.

By the next day, 30 April, the Soviets had solved their bridging problems and with artillery support at 06:00 they launched an attack on the Reichstag, but because of German entrenchments and support from 12.8 cm guns 2 km away on the roof of the Zoo flak tower, close by Berlin Zoo, it was not until that evening that the Soviets were able to enter the building.The Reichstag had not been in use since it had burned in February 1933 and its interior resembled a rubble heap more than a government building. The German troops inside made excellent use of this and were heavily entrenched. Fierce room-to-room fighting ensued. At that point there was still a large contingent of German soldiers in the basement who launched counter-attacks against the Red Army.On 2 May 1945 the Red Army controlled the building entirely.

The famous photo of the two soldiers planting the flag on the roof of the building is a re-enactment photo taken the day after the building was taken. To the Soviets the event as represented by the photo became symbolic of their victory demonstrating that the Battle of Berlin, as well as the Eastern Front hostilities as a whole, ended with the total Soviet victory. As the 756th Regiment's commander Zinchenko had stated in his order to Battalion Commander Neustroev "... the Supreme High Command ... and the entire Soviet People order you to erect the victory banner on the roof above Berlin".

Objectives:

 

  • ADVANCE – The Soviet Army have crossed the Moltke Bridge and now must capture the heavily defended Krall Opera House and the Reichstag itself!

 

  • DELAY – Kampfgruppe Anhalt of the Waffen-SS needs to hold the Reichstag building at all cost, and delay the Soviets from entering Sector Z of Berlin.

 

Bookings & Cost

 

Bookings:

All German impressions will be acceptable along with all Soviet Impressions and, if you are desperate, Soviet Partizanen!

 

Ages 13-16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

 

To book on please head to the Bookings page on our website;
www.frontlineevent.co.uk.

  • Full Weekend Event, 60-80 spaces - £90. £30 deposit to secure place, full payment upon signing in at event.
  • Saturday or Sunday - £50 per day. £30 deposit to secure place, full payment upon signing in at event.
  • Limited Sniper Roles (4 slots per side) (Please email to confirm space as a sniper)

 

Rental Kits:

Rental kits will be available for this event in the following options:

  • German Heer – Tunic, trousers, gaiters, webbing, helmet and gun.

Prices will be fixed £25 per kit.

 

Included in Cost:

  • Site hire
  • Camp Site
  • Insurance
  • In Game meals provided
  • Social in the evening

 

Ration Cards:
Ration cards are available allowing you to eat in the scoff tent.

  • Ration Card 1/4 (Saturday Breakfast or evening meal) - £4.99
  • Ration Card 1/2 (Saturday Breakfast and Dinner) - £9.99
  • Ration Card 1 (Saturday and Sunday Breakfast and dinner) - £14.99

 

Covid-19 Measures:

Additional Measures have been added to the event to comply with Covid-19 Regulations:

  • Hand Sanitiser at Spawn locations, HQ, and Safe Zone
  • Medic Rules Adjusted (See Rules)
  • Food will be prepared and served by designated crew members

 


Frontline Events Director &
Kommandant von Kampfgruppe-Mosele der Waffen-SS


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MartinR
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Sounds great! 

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
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daviz1987
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Here is just a taste as to what your senses may experience during one of our events.

Put on your headphones, turn up the volume and imagine you're one of the last defenders of Berlin in 1945... You are sat in the head quarters on the top floor of the Reichstag, your mp40 gripped tightly in your hands as the Soviets clear each room with grenades and sub machine guns!

 


Frontline Events Director &
Kommandant von Kampfgruppe-Mosele der Waffen-SS


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