The Fall of Berlin [Antony Beevor] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A tale drenched in drama and blood, heroism and cowardice. The Fall of Berlin [Antony Beevor] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Acclaimed for his vivid re-creations of some of the twentieth. Editorial Reviews. Review. By December , many of the 3 million citizens of Berlin had stopped giving the Nazi salute, and jokes circulated that.

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I’ll look for his book on Stalingrad in the future. This is the first book I’ve read by this author but I thought his writing had great texture in addition to being serious in his research his sources are in German, Russian, English, and French. Beevor responded by stating that he used excerpts from the report of General Tsigankov, the chief of the political department of the 1st Ukrainian Frontas a source.

Antony Beevor’s widely praised account of the ultimate battle for the heart of the Nazi Reich, and the pure horror of it all, is a book worthy of high praise indeed.

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I also benefited greatly from contacts with survivors and historians made when researching Stalingrad. From teenage girls to women in their 80s, the surprisingly undisciplined soldiers of a politically beevlr state used the bodies of women as proxies for revenge as soon as they ran out of Wehrmacht and SS to kill. But facts are facts. Boys whose anxious faces disappeared within man-sized helmets; women who managed to feed their babies between multiple gang rapes; and elderly folk who found themselves in the midst of hell because they were loath to leave a family farm or spouse’s grave.

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Paperbackpages. The book was accompanied by a BBC Timewatch programme on his research into the subject. Antony Beevor’s ability to reconstruct downfwll helplessness of the situation, from the upper echelons of the leadership to women and children fleeing,gives a stark contrast.

Atrocities committed by the Red Army are not blown up and exaggerated for the sake of propaganda, nor are they whitewashed or minimized.

But, from what I have read, and I’ve done a fair amount of reading on the European theater of the war, this b This is an atony and enlightening look about what happened on the Eastern Front of World War II. Did you ever anticipate what a huge success it would be?

I love him as historian because he’s much 19945 at writing than most historians. Antony Beevor, prize-winning author of Stalingrad, returns with The Fall of Berlina brilliant account of the fall of the Third Reich. I know that maps don’t work terribly well on a Kindle because of the screen sizebut they should still be included if they are in the original.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. And there are numerous accounts of German women who killed themselves to escape such humiliation. This generation are a true enigma.


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As the fronts contracted yet further, Berlin’s defence devolved on foreign Waffen-SS volunteers from France, Latvia and the Scandinavian countries, who had volunteered to fight Bolshevism in a sort of international brigade of fascists. The Battle of the Bulge. Drawing on unexplored Soviet and German archives and dozens of eyewitness accounts, Beevor brings us a harrowing portrait of the battle and its terrible aftermath, which ths color world history for years to follow.

I’ve read people on GR criticizing Beevor as a historian saying that he doesn’t develop his characters, among other things.

How an entire nation could have been co-opted into this insane tenacity is not so easy to explain away, on the other hand, but the murderous brutality of the Felgendarmerie and SS goes a long way. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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Millions of ethnic Germans fled or were forced from the former eastern and occupied territories. This book abounds in good low-detail analysis, which seems to be Beevor’s main strength. The Ghosts of Berlin: The Fall of Berlin bervor Antony Beevor. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The Battle of Arnhem: