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Berlin

by Antony Beevor

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PUBLISHED: 4th October 2007
ISBN: 9780141032399
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The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Political instructors rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with tanks crushing refugee columns under their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction.
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  • Paperback
    $23.88
PUBLISHED: 4th October 2007
ISBN: 9780141032399
ANNOTATION:
The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Political instructors rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with tanks crushing refugee columns under their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction.

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The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Political instructors rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with tanks crushing refugee columns under their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction.

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The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Political instructors rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with tanks crushing refugee columns under their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction. Hundreds of thousands of women and children froze to death or were massacred because Nazi Party chiefs, refusing to face defeat, had forbidden the evacuation of civilians. Over seven million fled westwards from the terror of the Red Army.

Antony Beevor reconstructs the experiences of those millions caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich's final collapse, telling a terrible story of pride, stupidity, fanatacism, revenge and savagery, but also one of astonishing endurance, self-sacrifice and survival against all odds.

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF STALINGRAD The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with tanks crushing refugee columns under their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction. Hundreds of thousands of women and children froze to death or were massacred because Nazi Party chiefs, refusing to face defeat, had forbidden the evacuation of civilians. Over seven million fled westwards from the terror of the Red Army. Antony Beevor reconstructs the experiences of those millions caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich's final collapse, telling a terrible story of pride, stupidity and revenge, but also one of astonishing endurance, self-sacrifice and survival against all odds. 'Lives up to all his fans' expectations . . . gripping and harrowing' Max Hastings , Sunday Telegraph 'A masterpiece of modern historical writing' Michael Burleigh, Guardian 'Powerful and beautifully written . . . even better, in my view, than Stalingrad ' Andrew Roberts , Mail on Sunday 'Really is as good as they say it is' Anne Applebaum , Evening Standard

Author Biography

Antony Beevor's latest book is Ardennes 1944 - Hitler's Last Gamble. He is the author of Crete - The Battle and the Resistance, (Runciman Prize), Stalingrad, (Samuel Johnson Prize, Wolfson Prize for History and Hawthornden Prize for Literature), Berlin - The Downfall, The Battle for Spain (Premio La Vanguardia), and D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, (Prix Henry Malherbe and the Royal United Services Institute Westminster Medal). His next work The Second World War was another No. 1 international bestseller. His books have appeared in more than thirty languages and have sold more than six and a half million copies. According to the Bookseller, 'Beevor is the bestselling historian of the BookScan era'. A former chairman of the Society of Authors, he has received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Kent, Bath, East Anglia and York, and he is also a visiting professor at the University of Kent. In 2014, he received the Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Review

This brilliant storyteller makes us feel the chaos and the fear as if every drop of blood was our own. It is much more than just a humane account; it is compellingly readable, deeply researched, and beautifully written -- Simon Sebag Montefiore Spectator A masterpiece of modern historical writing -- Michael Burleigh Guardian Fascinating, extraordinary, gripping Jeremy Paxman

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Fascinating, extraordinary, gripping

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Fascinating, extraordinary, gripping

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Berlin- The Downfall 19145 is Antony Beevor's brilliant account of the fall of the Third Reich.

Product Details

Author
Antony Beevor
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2007
ISBN-10
0141032391
ISBN-13
9780141032399
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2007-10-04
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations
Media
Book
Short Title
BERLIN
Language
English
Residence
London, ENK
Subtitle
The Downfall: 1945
Pages
560
Audience
General/Trade