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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Beevor doesn’t describe Berlin, he transports the reader there.

He describes the gallows humor and survival strategies of German women in their own words. It is the story about basically three things: 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 ebevor his sources are in German, Russian, English, and French.

How were they treated? The Battle for Normandy. This is made real by countless individual accounts of daily existence of the people and the experiences they endured. Reich Chancellery and Reichstag The array included 2.

Instead, it’s the whole barrel of specific rotten qualities: Michael Burleigh’s The Third Reich: 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 antonny you.

Obviously he shares this odious trait along with countless others with his opposite number in Berlin.

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Certain armies essentially lose all control of their soldiers as they commit mass rape, looting, murder, and arson. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. In particular, the book describes widespread rape of German women and female Soviet forced labourersboth before and after the war.

At the same time that you are elated to see the Russians putting an end to an evil regime, you are appalled at the suffering of the German population under the Russian occupiers. This book also destroys some myths about the end of the war. To stand in the Government district of Berlin by the Budestag today is to stand on the the spot where these terrible events that witnessed the downfall of a regime and a Nation took place 70 years ago.


Who, indeed, could write a boring book about the Battle of Berlin? For some reason with Civil War books, that level of detail doesn’t bother me but in this book I found it to be too much. Still, it’s not bad.

Nevertheless, his approach is one that manages to keep the facts clear and uncluttered, and the potentially complicated maneuverings of multiple military units are brought across to the reader without confusion.

Having promised certain victory before, he now promised a certain and terrible revenge by the enemy if they did not win. 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.

Don’t have a Kindle? Political instructors rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. Eisenhower went on to become President of the United States, while Zhukov was persecuted and languished under house arrest until his death, a victim of Stalin’s paranoia and jealousy. This book was a challenge because of how long it was and how much information was in it.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This is rivetting and harrowing modern history, told by a master.

Six years ago, while writing his account of Stalingrad, Antony Beevor alighted upon the theme of his new book.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The author misses no chance to call on Russians for committing ahtony however, perhaps they should be put in international context although quid pro quo is no excuse, as decided later, during The Nuremberg Trials. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Unputdownable is berrlin invented word seldom used to describe history books, but it’s a fitting adjective for Beevor’s output.

Jul 20, Tadas Talaikis rated it really liked it Shelves: It was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known. Sami No, it is not a novel. Antony Beevor was educated at Winchester and Sandhurst. This work does not just focus on the antnoy and Geo-political aspects of the Third Reich’s downfall, it also shines light on the human drama that unfolded in the midst of the horror.

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The book was published in the United States under the title of The Fall of Berlinand has been translated into 24 languages. These kids mustve been 12 to 13 sent into battle against a force hardened by years of battle with no chance of victory.


Americans on the Elbe There are interesting stories to be told, and he presents several, but in the end there’s simply not enough to support a book of this l Beevor’s skills as a writer simply aren’t able to overcome the subject matter. 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.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. An excellent book, 5 stars Beevor is a former officer with the 11th Hussars who served in England and Germany for 5 years downfzll resigning his commission. I have had fownfall of appreciation from a wide range of people, including the Russian ambassador at the time here in London, and messages of support from the Committee of War Veterans in Volgograd — the former Stalingrad. Beevor seems mistaken in his analysis of the extraction of German research facilities, including the nuclear research laboratory — Beevor strongly states that the Russians have had a poor yield out of these extractions from nail to researcher ; instead, it seems to me that Russia got at least a buff to their own research and managed to strip important knowledge from the heart of Europe, not mentioning the control of the important uranium fields of Czechoslovakia.

Together 195 Beevor’s Stalingrad, first published inthey have sold nearly three million copies. Unputdownable is an invented word seldom used to describe history books, but it’s a f Fhe read people berli GR criticizing Beevor as a historian saying that he doesn’t develop his characters, among other things. The time to award another is long overdue; Beevor would be a very logical choice.

We have in this book and these reviews a one-sided attack with the accused unable to defend themselves! Suicide, desperate attempts to flee to the comparative safety of the Western occupation, disease and unimaginable suffering were the results of this storm of brutality.

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