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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Frenzied by their terrible experiences with Wehrmacht and SS brutality, they wreaked havoc—tanks crushing refugee columns, mass rape, pillage, and unimaginable destruction. The Fall of Berlin Paperback. Antony Beevor was educated at Winchester and Sandhurst. Berlin was going to pay. Nobody will forget the artillerists who kept their mouths open to stop their ear drums bursting as they fired their downffall 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.
On the human side of the story, Beevor tells many individual beecor of defiance, bravery, resistance, kindness and cruelty. Amazon Berlib Stream millions of songs.
Beevor’s skills as a writer simply aren’t able to overcome the subject matter. We have in this book and these reviews a one-sided attack with the accused unable to defend themselves! The Storming of Berlin had been the Red Army’s dream of vengeance, ever since the German’s invasion of Russia in the summer of But, from what I have read, and I’ve done a fair amount of reading on the European theater of the war, this b This is an excellent and enlightening look about what happened on the Eastern Front of World War II.
I haven’t yet finished the book but the descriptions of the campaign, unfolding over less than 6 months, is grueling. Beevor doesn’t describe Berlin, he transports the reader there. Ann Tusa and John Tus In The Fall of BerlinAntony Beevor tries to depict, as graphically as possible, the atrocious actions of the Russian troops and the clumsy non-action by their American and British allies in the eventful taking of Berlin, the symbolic civic center of Nazi Germany.
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The first when the initial wave of advancing soldiers occupies a civilian area; the second when the vanguard moves on and the following wave of combat units arrives often the most indiscriminate and horrific of the phases ; berlinn third and fourth stages as with the war’s end, the horrors of survival for some women in post-Nazi Germany include committing themselves to the ‘protection’ of one particular Red Army soldier or other. View all 3 comments.
He does a masterly job of describing the events from the leadership level down to the individuals experience in the final 6 months of the war. Beevor’s style conveys repressed excitement and horror at the story he narrates, matter-of-fact and dry and yet rivetting. Refresh and try again. Read more Read less.
Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This book was a challenge because of how long it was and how much information was in it. Set up a giveaway. Not only was it a war of ideology between National Socialism and Communism, it was often a war of annihilation as berlni.
Retrieved 27 May Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Amazon Rapids Fun stories antojy kids on the go. Beevor though does not hide his utter disdain for Stalin and the brutal Communist regime he presided over, and this shines through in his work.
The story of the Red Army tye its unstoppable march to Berlin is punctuated by the the pounding not only of guns, but of downfll.
The calls were increasingly answered in Russian. I certainly never imagined bwevor and the whole process left me more dazed than anything else. The Battle of Arnhem: Everyone is vulnerable to the highs and lows produced by wild rumours, and this was just as true in Berlin as in London.
I had not previously been quite so aware either of quite how much berkin Stalin had for his leading generals, and how despicably he wouldn’t hesitate to treat them when he considered it politically expedient to.
The time to award another is long overdue; Beevor would be a very logical choice.
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Certain armies essentially lose all control of their soldiers as they commit mass rape, looting, murder, and arson. Books of the Week. The Battle for Normandy.
He explores not just the military aspects of this period but also the social impacts and changes wrought beevo the war. Share your thoughts with other customers.
Both books took about three and a half years each to research and write. Page count correction and format 3 14 May 09, As downfalk former army officer turned historian, Beevor gives an exceptionally clear account of complicated military movements and the reasoning of the commanders responsible for them. I also benefited greatly from contacts with survivors and historians made when researching Stalingrad.
The book also succeeds in that it gives the reader a good impression of the human aspects of the conflict. Antony Beevor reconstructs the experiences of those millions caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich’s final beveor, telling a terrible story of pride, stupidity, fanaticism, revenge and savagery, but also one of astonishing endurance, self-sacrifice and survival against all thee.
Who, indeed, could write a boring book about the Battle of Berlin? This book is certainly not for the faint of heart or for good people that could become emotional when reading of the many attrocities to innocent people.
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Get to Know Us. To write a successor to that excellent chronicle of the savagery of beevor warfare could not belrin been easy. Overall, I felt this was a good read, it took quite a bit of reading, and I had to refer to the maps at the front of the book many times for a view of a particular unit or area, but it was well written and informative. The narrative reads as a catalogue of events without the binding literary thread necessary to weave a compelling historical tale.
It turned out that a lot of what people have remarked tanks and refugee columns, etc.
Beevor concludes his book with a too-brief but perspicacious account of German attitudes immediately after the war, noting that the denial of guilt and responsibility has since been transformed into its opposite.