The Battle of Berlin began on April 16th, 1945, and was primarily fought between the Soviets and the Germans. The Soviets had 2,500,000 soldiers, 7,500 aircraft, and 6,250 tanks, while the Germans had about 1,000,000 soldiers, 2,200 aircraft, and 1,500 tanks. On top of being very outnumbered, the German Army was very unprepared for battle; many soldiers were sick and wounded. The Soviets began their attack along the Oder River by Berlin. The ill-prepared Germany was quickly defeated outside the city, and the Soviet forces advanced to the interior of the city. They began bombing Berlin by April 20th and had practically surrounded Berlin in a matter of days. As fighting became more intense within the city, Hitler realized that Germany would not withstand, so he admitted defeat. Despite Germany being at such a disadvantage, both sides suffered much loss; about 81,000 Soviet soldiers were killed and 280,000 were wounded, and about 92,000 German soldiers were killed and 220,000 were wounded.This defeat resulted in Hitler and his wife Eva Braun committing suicide. This battle is very significant because it resulted in the surrender of Germany and Adolf Hitler’s death.