Five Days that Shocked the World: Eyewitness Accounts from Europe at the end of World War Two

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Osprey Publishing, Mar 20, 2012 - History - 312 pages
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April 1945. The mutilated bodies of Mussolini and his mistress hang by their heels in Milan while a hostile crowd whistles and jeers. Desperate to avoid the same fate, Adolf Hitler leaves orders for his own body to be burned after his death. With the Russian Army closing in on Berlin and his world crashing in to flames, Germany's doomed leader would never allow his enemies the satisfaction of desecrating his corpse. This is the story of an immensely exciting few days, but it is also a snapshot of the whole world at the end of an extraordinary week. Nicholas Best tells a compelling tale of the men and women from all around the world who experienced the final chaotic days of World War II. Fast-paced, at times brutal and at others poignant, this page-turner of a book recreates the dying days of the Axis powers as the Allied armies closed in on Berlin.

 

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Review: Five Days That Shocked the World: Eyewitness Accounts from Europe at the End of World War II

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Brilliant. Incredibly Well researched informative, original and a riveting read. Read full review

Review: Five Days That Shocked the World: Eyewitness Accounts from Europe at the End of World War II

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Interesting book if you are interested in history and WWII. However, I think the author was a little too concerned with weaving in narratives of people who later became famous rather than concentrating on who had the most compelling experience. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
8
SATURDAY 28 APRIL
11
SUNDAY 29 APRIL
41
MONDAY 30 APRIL
108
TUESDAY 1 MAY
175
WEDNESDAY 2 MAY
225
PART SIX
279
IMPRINT
313
BACK COVER
314
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