Hitler orders scorched-earth policy, March 19th, 1945
The Allies are bombing around the clock. Berlin is a city in ruins. The Führer begins a policy designed to deprive Germany’s approaching conquerors of sustenance. His Nero Decree states, “All military, transportation, communications, industrial, and food supply facilities, as well as all other resources within the Reich which the enemy might use either immediately or in the foreseeable future for continuing the war are to be destroyed.” This is all Hitler can do: Prepare for the end.