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The Fall of Berlin 1945 - Antony Beevor
The Fall of Berlin 1945
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Acclaimed for his vivid re-creations of some of the twentieth century's most significant battles, Antony Beevor is one of the best known and respected military historians writing today. He now offers readers a gripping, street-level portrait of the harrowing days of January 1945 in Berlin when... show more
Acclaimed for his vivid re-creations of some of the twentieth century's most significant battles, Antony Beevor is one of the best known and respected military historians writing today. He now offers readers a gripping, street-level portrait of the harrowing days of January 1945 in Berlin when the vengeful Red Army and beleaguered Nazi forces clashed for a final time. The result was the most gruesome display of brutality in the war, with tanks crushing refugee columns, mass rapes, pillage, and destruction. Hundreds of thousands of German civilians froze to death or were massacred because Nazi officials had forbidden their evacuation. Hitler, half crazed in his bunker, issued wild orders while Stalin was prepared to risk any number of his men to seize the city before the other Allies could get there. Making full use of newly disclosed material from former Soviet files as well as from German, American, British, French, and Swedish archives, Beevor has reconstructed the different experiences of those millions caught up in the death throes of the Third Reich. The Fall of Berlin 1945 depicts not only the brutality and desperation of a city under siege but also rare moments of extreme humanity and heroism. This account also contains new revelations about the motives behind Stalin's hurried assault. Sure to appeal to all readers interested in military history and the Second World War, The Fall of Berlin 1945 promises to be the definitive treatment of the subject for years to come.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142002803 (0142002801)
ASIN: 142002801
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 490
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0 Berlin: The Downfall, 1945 by Antony Beevor
bookshelves: summer-2015, wwii, published-1998, nonfiction, nazi-related, history, military-manoeuvres, berlin, betrayal, bullies, casual-violence, censorship, decline-disintergration-degradation, epic-proportions, execution, foxtrotted-uniform, fraudio, gangsters, lifestyles-deathstyles, lit-riche...
Titus Bluth's Blatherings
Titus Bluth's Blatherings rated it
1.0 The Fall of Berlin 1945
If you're looking for a blow-by-blow, crunchy account of the Battle of Berlin, this book is -not- it.It's no more than a collection of atrocity tales by a credulous scribbler, or perhaps one with an agenda. I invite all the nice people who gave this thing its completely unearned high rating to pract...
nouveau
nouveau rated it
5.0 The Fall of Berlin 1945
mein Führer starb im April 1945, und dies buch von seiner letzten Wochen zeigt, wie die Volksfront bis zum letzten Mann gekämpft gegen den Bolschewismus und erhalten des liberalen Kapitalismus für die dekadenten westlichen Mächte für weitere 70 Jahre.
Nigeyb
Nigeyb rated it
Having read - and been gripped by - Stalingrad, I had to read this. Two sides of the same coin. Painstakingly researched and clearly written. This is a superb book that I heartily recommend
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