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Berlin : the downfall 1945

Author: Antony Beevor
Publisher: London : Viking, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antony Beevor
ISBN: 0670886955 9780670886951
OCLC Number: 907612042
Awards: Short-listed for WH Smith Book Awards (General Knowledge) 2003
Description: XXXVII, 489 p., [24] p. pl. : ill., krt. ; 25 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Antony Beevor.

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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 Read more...

 
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