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Berlin Antony Beevor

Berlin By Antony Beevor

Berlin by Antony Beevor


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Summary

This is the story of those caught up in the nightmare crescendo of the Third Reich's final defeat - encompassing sufferings inflicted through folly, cruelty, and the exercise of naked power. The battle for Berlin is revealed as a terrifying example of violence, mass rape, and murder.

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Berlin: The Downfall 1945 by Antony Beevor

The storming of Berlin had been the Red Army's dream of vengeance ever since the German's invasion of Russia in the summer of 1941. Soviet soldiers had many accounts to settle when they finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Theresult was the battle for Berlin; the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with mass rape, murder, pillage and destruction. Antony Beevor has reconstituted the experience of those millions caught up in the nightmare crescendo ofthe Third Reich's final defeat. BERLIN is the unforgettable story of those men, women and children who suffered to the end from folly, cruelty and the naked exercise of power on a scale that is almost incomprehensible.

Berlin Reviews

Antony Beevor's remarkable Stalingrad won the Samuel Johnson prize in 1999, along with a slew of other awards. Berlin; The Downfall 1945 depicts the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known when Soviet soldiers reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. It is an unforgettable story of those men, women and children who suffered from a naked exercise of power on a scale that is almost incomprehensible. Accompanied by a major national press campaign and a BBC series that is to air just after publication. Look for this one to do quite as well as its predecessor.

About Antony Beevor

Antony Beevor is the author of Crete: The Battle and the Resistance (Runciman Prize), Stalingrad (Samuel Johnson Prize, Wolfson Prize for History and Hawthornden Prize), Berlin: The Downfall, The Battle for Spain (Premio La Vanguardia), D-Day: The Battle for Normandy (Prix Henry Malherbe and the RUSI Westminster Medal), The Second World War, and Ardennes 1944 (Prix Medicis shortlist). The number one bestselling historian in Britain, Beevor's books have appeared in thirty-two languages and have sold just over seven million copies. A former chairman of the Society of Authors, he has received a number of honorary doctorates. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Kent and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, London. He was knighted in 2017.

Table of Contents

Berlin in the new year; the "house of cards" on the vistula; fire and sword and "noble fury"; the great winter offensive; the charge to the Oder; east and west; clearing the rear areas; Pomerania and the Oder bridgeheads; objective Berlin; the "Kamarilla" and the general staff; preparing the "coup de grace"; waiting for the onslaught; Americans on the Elbe; eve of battle; Zhukov on the Reitwein spur; Seelow and the spree; the Fuhrer's last birthday; the flight of the golden pheasants; the bombarded city; false hopes; fighting in the city; fighting in the forest; the betrayal of the will; Fuhrerdammerung; Reich chancellery and Reichstag; the end of the battle; vae victis!; the man on the white horse.

Additional information

GOR001234718
9780670886951
0670886955
Berlin: The Downfall 1945 by Antony Beevor
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2002-04-25
528
Short-listed for WH Smith Book Awards (General Knowledge) 2003
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