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Book Title: The Fall of Berlin|
Date of issue: August 15th 1993
ISBN 13: 9780712657976
The author of the book: Anthony Read
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 32.33 MB
Read full description of the books The Fall of Berlin:If you're looking for a book which covers the Battle of Berlin between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, this is probably not the book for you: only about a third of the book covers the actual fighting in Berlin. This book is more of a short history of Berlin during the days of the Third Reich, starting with its high water mark as the site of the 1936 Summer Olympics through it's surrender to the Russians in May, 1945.
Along the way, you will meet a host of individuals and learn some of their stories: German and Russian soldiers, Nazi Officials, SS troops, German civilians and refugees, foreign workers pressed into German servitude, and some prisoners of war. It's a well-written book which discusses what Berlin and those who lived there endured during World War II, as well as giving a broader view of the war with most of the emphasis covering the Eastern Front. The conduct of the war on both the Russian and German sides is covered quite a bit, with plenty of information on how Stalin and Hitler maneuvered their forces and manipulated their generals. The last days in Hitler's bunker are very interesting to read, from Hitler's decision to commit suicide, his banishment of Goering and Himmler from the Nazi Party for trying to make peace with the Western Allies, the transfer of power after Hitler is gone and the final moments of Dr. Goebbels and his family.
Some of the best parts of the book are the stories of the ordinary folks who lived and died in Berlin, and those who lived and died to conquer or defend it. There is also lots of information about the plots to kill Hitler, the small resistance movement within Germany, Allied espionage and the political/military tactics of the Russians.
Overall, a very good book about the City of Berlin during World War II and those who lived and died there.
Read information about the authorAnthony "Tony" Read (born 21 April 1935) was a British script editor, television writer and author. He was principally active in British television from the 1960s to the mid-1980s, although he occasionally contributed to televised productions until 1999. Starting in the 1980s, he launched a second career as a print author, concentrating largely on World War II histories. Since 2004 he regularly wrote prose fiction, mainly in the form of a revival of his popular 1983 television show, The Baker Street Boys.
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