Halbe from April 24th to May 1st, 1945
The battle in Halbe was during the end of the Second World War around April 24th and May 1st, 1945, at the south of Berlin in the area of Markisch Buchholz. It was one of the last battles in Germany and it was a combat between the German troops and the Soviet troops. During this battle, the Germans fought but surrounded by the Red Soviet army, in the forest between Markisch Buchholz and Halbe.
In this battle, the Soviet troops lost 20,000 soldiers out of 280,000, the German troops lost 30,000 soldiers out of 50,000, and about 10,000 citizens and forced draftees died.
At this place, it was also hard to find a particular place due to the passage of time. I looked at the situation map of the battle and walked around the area and then decided to do the photo shooting at the entrance of the forest, located northeast of Halbe. The forest is still wide, big and deep.