By Antony Beevor
"Berlin: The Downfall 1945" is Antony Beevor's incredible account of the autumn of the 3rd Reich. The pink military had a lot to avenge whilst it ultimately reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Political teachers rammed domestic the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. the outcome was once the main terrifying instance of fireside and sword ever recognized, with tanks crushing refugee columns below their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction. millions of ladies and youngsters iced over to demise or have been massacred simply because Nazi occasion chiefs, refusing to stand defeat, had forbidden the evacuation of civilians. Over seven million fled westwards from the fear of the crimson military. Antony Beevor reconstructs the reports of these hundreds of thousands stuck up within the nightmare of the 3rd Reich's ultimate cave in, telling a poor tale of satisfaction, stupidity, fanatacism, revenge and savagery, but additionally certainly one of astounding patience, self-sacrifice and survival opposed to all odds. "Fascinating, striking, gripping". (Jeremy Paxman). "This amazing storyteller makes us think the chaos and the terror as though each drop of blood used to be our personal. it truly is even more than simply a humane account; it's compellingly readable, deeply researched, and wonderfully written". (Simon Sebag Montefiore, "Spectator"). Antony Beevor all started his occupation as a qualified officer within the eleventh Hussars. he's the writer of numerous books, together with "The Spanish Civil War", "Crete" and "The secret of Olga Chekhova". together with his spouse, Artemis Cooper, he wrote "Paris After the Liberation", yet he's top recognized for his books "D-Day", "Berlin" and "Stalingrad", the foreign #1 bestseller, and winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, Wolfson expense and Hawthornden Prize. He lives in London and Kent.
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