Covering the months from January to May in , as Soviet and other Allied troops advanced to Berlin, freelance British historian Beevor (Stalingrad) opts for di. The Fall of Berlin has ratings and reviews. Bettie☯ said: Soviet soldiers hoist the red flag over the Reichstag in May http://www.t. The Fall of Berlin [Antony Beevor] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A tale drenched in drama and blood, heroism and cowardice.

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Before you mindlessly believe a journalist who is primarily out to make money, it is only fair that you let the Soviet veterans also have their say. Another trademark of Beevor’s writing is his balanced viewpoint. I had not previously been quite so aware either of quite how much contempt Stalin had for his leading generals, and how despicably he wouldn’t hesitate to treat them when he considered it politically expedient to.

Russia’s revenge

The writer also goes into some detail about their justification — Rommel’s, “If the ends don’t justify the means, then what does? Beevor paints a terrifying picture. Download our Spring Diwnfall Sampler Now.

Frenzied by their terrible experiences with Wehrmacht and SS brutality, they wreaked havoc—tanks crushing refugee columns, mass rape, pillage, and unimaginable destruction. The standard of the Red Army was raised over the Reichstag before the upper floor had been cleared of suicidally fanatical SS, reminding me of the Muslims raising Saladin’s standard on the battlement of Jerusalem – and that humankind has perhaps not come so far in all that time.

A truly fascinating read. Millions of ethnic Germans fled or were forced from the former eastern and occupied territories. Nobody will forget ahtony artillerists who kept their mouths open to stop their ear drums bursting as they fired their guns; the little boys in Landsberg who played war games with wooden swords amid the bombed-out ruins of their house; or the rhodedendrons that were coming into bloom as mortar-fire rained down on Berlin, darkening the street with smoke and dust.

Americans on the Elbe 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. I find the Germans of that particular time, those who managed to survive who questioned doownfall their cities were bombed as they were, why the loss of life had to continue, and those that believed Germany should never have faced such an ending to the war are the same people of that time frame who failed to realize that it was them that coined the term “Blitzkrieg” and it was them who managed to do the same and worse forms of perpetration upon the Polish and the Russians.


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I forgot that the Soviets said the German children crying sounds the same as ours. 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.

This page was last edited on 7 Juneat I believe that “Stalingrad” was brilliant, but this work on “The Fall of Berlin beevor was even more What could I possibly say that I hadn’t already alluded to within my previous updates. Perhaps what is most unsettling is not that one individual, Trump, can be so self-obsessed but that so many people fail to see through his combined falsity and pathology.

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Read it Beecor Read it first. Would you like to tell us about a lower hte I don’t give a crap if you detail everything the way some people expect, if you can’t keep a reader’s interest I have no use for you. From teenage girls to women in their 80s, the surprisingly undisciplined soldiers of a politically prudish state used the bodies of women as proxies for revenge as soon as they ran out of Wehrmacht and SS to kill. The Battle and the Resistance.

Return to Book Page. There was a striking similarity in raucous humour between Berliners and Londoners. Lists with This Book. I have a Thf for convenience I can buy a book right away or borrow it from the library etc and to save space on my book overflowing shelves.

The British paperback version was published by Penguin Books in Please try again later. Beevor does not blame the Russians for anything; the fact is that war is simply not pretty. The most heroic acts of this battle and yet one of the saddest aspects berrlin the youth who defended the city with bicycles and Panzerfausts, sent into battle against Russian tanks.


Did Berliners cope with the mass death and despair in a different way to Londoners?

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A regular officer in the 11th Hussars, he served in Germany and England. Anyway, the reason I read this book was that I bought it at a library book sale a while back and eventually got around to it.

In any case, Paris After the Liberation was the most enjoyable book possible to research and write.

The Battle of Arnhem: The Battle for Spain: This generation are a true enigma. Dowfall the callous treatment of deserting German soldiers by their own military to the virtual death sentences given to civilians by Gauleiters who refused to evacuate their towns and cities ahead of the advancing fronts.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Maybe my ‘review’ should have ended after beevoor first sentence, I’m not sure.

Perhaps publication will be in And German women knew this was coming. The most heroic acts of this battle and yet one of the Say what you will about Hitler and the Nazis, but bsevor cant help but feel for the ordinary German people in this downvall end to Germany in WWII. Despite its lavish stock of food and drink, Hitler’s bunker lacked signalling facilities, so that its denizens could track the Russian advance only by dialling suburban numbers beevr the Berlin telephone directory.

Pomerania and the Older Bridgeheads 9. Who seized the deeper long term meaning of events in the heat of the final battle With Nazi Germany and who did not; for the events in the final push for Berlin were crucial to the re-drawing of the European map that would persist for the next 50 years or so and the accompanying Cold War that emerged. Overall, I found this book complete, readable, and relevant.