The Fall of Berlin [Antony Beevor] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A tale drenched in drama and blood, heroism and cowardice. The Fall of Berlin [Antony Beevor] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Acclaimed for his vivid re-creations of some of the twentieth. Editorial Reviews. Review. By December , many of the 3 million citizens of Berlin had stopped giving the Nazi salute, and jokes circulated that.

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Before you mindlessly believe a journalist who is antlny out to make money, it is only fair that you let the Soviet veterans also have their say. World War II Quarterly.

That key is Russian national interest. Beevor’s attitude is abhorrent and selfish, and his trumped up charges against the Red Army only serve to confuse and mislead people, supporting an increasingly russophobic mindset in the US and Britain.

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Nevertheless, the subject remains compelling reading even two generations later. October 4, Language: This is made real by countless individual accounts of daily existence of the people and the experiences they endured. I know that maps don’t work terribly well on a Kindle because of the screen sizebut they should still be included if they are in the original.

The most heroic acts of this battle and yet one of the saddest aspects are the youth who defended the city with bicycles and Panzerfausts, sent into battle against Russian tanks.

The book was accompanied by a BBC Timewatch programme on his research into the subject. The part on the deaths or attempted escapes of the top Nazi officials is very good, drawing from rich material that has surfaced as late as the mids e.


It was published by Viking Press inthen later by Penguin Books in Boys whose anxious faces disappeared within man-sized helmets; women who managed to feed their babies between multiple beevo rapes; and elderly folk who found themselves in the midst of hell because they were loath to leave a family farm or spouse’s grave. But it can be read like a …more No, it is not a novel. Retrieved March 27, Writers and journalists such as Vassily Grossman are often reporting from the front or sometimes more interestingly from just behind the front.

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For the size of the book Beevor covers an incredible range of topics. Brisk and judgmental, the narrative is studded with short sentences and summary judgments: We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Each year, including this year, about 1, corpses from the battle for Berlin disconcert farmers herlin city construction workers.

But Berliners also had to contend with the idea that not only was Germany losing the war, but that the Red Army would be upon them and longing for beeor. The array included 2. It wasn’t just the prisoners and the dead, but also the psychological attitude of the surviving German males, that deserted German women once odwnfall fighting stopped.

Books by Antony Beevor. The grisly downfall unfolds in more or less chronological order as the chapters rotate from one aspect of the conflict to the next.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to downfapl. Archived from the original PDF on 24 March English Choose a language for shopping. Beevor is a former officer with the 11th Hussars who served in England and Germany for 5 years before resigning his commission.


This account also contains new revelations about the motives behind Stalin’s hurried assault.

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Despite its lavish stock of food berlkn drink, Hitler’s bunker lacked signalling facilities, so that its denizens could track the Russian advance only by dialling suburban numbers in the Berlin telephone directory.

A regular officer in the 11th Hussars, he served in Germany and England. Soviet soldiers hoist the red flag over the Reichstag in May http: Jun 11, Tyler rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It’s like reading a box score focused on a game’s final minutes when downfal team had absolutely no chance of winning.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. There is some fine analysis about seemingly minute events, but with berlib much broader implications: The disorder and sense of an empire collapsing all around, while Hitler fiddles in his ‘Fuhrerbunker’ is at once beglin a fascinating and grimly captivating thing to behold.

There were aroundforeign workers in and around Berlin at the beginning of I was also helped tremendously by working with BBC Timewatch as they filmed my research.