Hitler's Last Day: Minute by Minute (BOK)

Jonathan Mayo

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On 30th April 1945 the world is in chaos - American and Russian forces have linked up in the middle of Germany, but the fighting continues. The roads of Germany are full of people - Jews who have survived concentration camps, Allied POWs trying to get home, and Nazis on the run. The civilian population under German control will run out of food in less than a fortnight. The man whose dream of a thousand-year Reich began this nightmare is in a bunker beneath the streets of Berlin saying his farewells. By 3pm he will be dead. Hitler's Last Day: Minute by Minute, is pure chronological narrative, as seen through the eyes of those who were there in the bunker, those waiting for news back home, or fighting in the streets of Germany, or pacing the corridors of power in Washington, London and Moscow. It was a day of endings and beginnings when ordinary people were placed often in extraordinary situations. Take Sisi Wilczek, fleeing the advancing Russians with her family's vast fortune in a shoebox; President Truman, weighing up the consequences of using the atomic bomb that his Secretary for War calls 'the most terrible weapon ever known in human history'; German officer Rudolf Weiss, fleeing Berlin by stealing a canoe from a boat club; or Allied aircrews tying parachutes to their own food parcels so they can drop them to the starving Dutch population. 30th April 1945 was a day that millions had dreamed of, and died for.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2015 Forfatter Jonathan Mayo
Forlag
SHORT BOOKS
ISBN 9781780722337
Dimensjoner 16,2cm x 24,3cm x 3,2cm Vekt 562 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Battles & campaigns