I’ve been reading Anthony Beevor’s Berlin: The Downfall 1945, a book that makes world war sound like something to be avoided. The carnage and outrages it relates are all the more horrifying since everyone but the Nazi leadership knew that Germany had lost. (Beevor is also good, however, at laying out how the struggle for post-war power drove military operations.)
So, I mean no disrespect when I pose the following question: How many artillery shells did Russia fire into Berlin in the last ten days of the war, according to page 262 of the book? Coming within a factor of ten in either direction counts as correctly answering the question.
Reveal the answer by drag-selecting the seemingly blank space between the X’s:
X ————1,800,000———— X