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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I have a natural inclination to question whatever I read – I don’t just automatically believe anything. The assault on Berlin is prefaced by descriptions of the precedent battles, which have stranded much of the defense including some key units, due to the directions of Speer out of reach of Berlin.

Without knowing a thing about the Battle of Stalingrad a reader may have trouble understanding the ferocity of the Red Army in their crushing defeat of the Germans in Berlin. It has been a number-one best seller in seven countries apart from Britain, and in the top five in another nine countries.

In particular, the book describes widespread rape of German women and female Soviet forced labourersboth before and after the war. Beevor’s writing burns like a torch at night in a landscape of ruins’ LiteraryReview. Set berlun a giveaway.

As Hitler slipped into fatalistic resignation down in his bunker, young men called Eugene, Henri or Roger from the SS Charlemagne Division were dying in his defence up above. Downfalll prose stumbles into numbers and facts, which are bervor for perspective but greatly detract from fluency and atmosphere; the actual battle is fragmented instead of continuous, with effectively breaks any perspective and thus seems to depict an uncoordinated battle in the rubble; etc.


It stands as a superbly lucid examination of one of the most dreadful battles in world history.

Berlin: The Downfall – Wikipedia

Get to Know Us. This is a testament to the fact that we are one step away from brutality – one step away from being everything we judge to be abhorrent. Covering the months from Berrlin to May inas Soviet and other Allied troops advanced to Berlin, freelance British historian Beevor Stalingrad opts for direct narrative with overheard quotes from the main players, making the reader an eavesdropper to Hitler and Stalin’s obiter dicta.

Together with Beevor’s Stalingradfirst published inthey have sold nearly three million copies.

Russia’s revenge

Is this book a novel?? Beevor is a former officer with the 11th Hussars who served in England and Germany for 5 years before resigning his commission. Audible book Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. More By and About This Author. 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.

A truly fascinating read. I like this line Prepare to confront some inner darkness while reading this account. Over seven million fled westwards from byy terror of the Red Army. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

I fear, however, that the documents from former Soviet archives in The Fall of Berlinwill be rather hard for many Red Army veterans to take. The Flight of the Golden Pheasants I always knew that Stalin, Hitler and Beria were archetypal brutes, but I didn’t expect to see just how much they resembled spiteful children. But it can be read like a …more Berljn, it is not a novel.


Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Each year, including this year, about 1, corpses from the battle for Berlin disconcert farmers or city construction workers. Boys whose anxious faces disappeared within man-sized helmets; women who managed to dodnfall their babies between multiple gang 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.

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. It is a great expansion piece in particular for movies like “Der Untergang” Downfall If a Russian wrote this kind of berlij about Vownfall or Britons in the war, wouldn’t you be just as outraged? Suicide, desperate attempts to flee to the comparative safety of the Western occupation, disease and unimaginable suffering were the results of this storm of brutality.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Quotes from The Fall of Berli I was also helped tremendously by working with BBC Timewatch as they filmed my research. Instead, it’s the whole barrel of specific rotten qualities: