Arts & cultural | Family friendly
JFoW – Giles Milton: Checkmate in Berlin
As part of the 2022 Jersey Big Weekend, Giles Milton discusses his new book, 'Checkmate in Berlin', which details the first battle of the Cold War and how it shaped the modern world.
- Seasonal opening
- Booking needed
Price: £9.21 - £11.37
Berlin was in ruins when Soviet forces fought their way towards the Reichstag in the spring of 1945. Streets were choked with rubble, power supplies severed and the population close to starvation. The arrival of the Soviet army heralded yet greater terrors: the city's civilians were to suffer rape, looting and horrific violence. Worse still, they faced a future with neither certainty nor hope.
Checkmate in Berlin tells this exhilarating, high-stakes tale of grit, skullduggery, and raw power. From the high politics of Yalta to the desperate scramble to break the Soviet stranglehold of Berlin with the greatest aerial operation in history, this is the epic story of the first battle of the Cold War and how it shaped the modern world.
We are open:
- Wheelchair access
- Access guide
- Accessible parking or drop-off point
- Accessible toilets
- Hearing loop
- Level access from entrance to reception
- Level access to all public areas
- Level access to dining room, cafe or restaurant
- Level access to leisure facilities
- Level access to main entrance
- Ramp to main entrance
- Suitable for visitors with limited mobility
- Wheelchair access throughout
- Wheelchairs or mobility aids provided
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