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The Downfall: 1945
Autor: Antony Beevor
Sprecher: Peter Noble
Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 9 Min.
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Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Berlin by Antony Beevor, read by Peter Nobel.

Berlin: The Downfall: 1945 is Antony Beevor's brilliant account of the fall of the Third Reich.

The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Political instructors rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with tanks crushing refugee columns under their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction.

Hundreds of thousands of women and children froze to death or were massacred because Nazi Party chiefs, refusing to face defeat, had forbidden the evacuation of civilians. Over seven million fled westwards from the terror of the Red Army.

Antony Beevor reconstructs the experiences of those millions caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich's final collapse, telling a terrible story of pride, stupidity, fanaticism, revenge and savagery, but also one of astonishing endurance, self-sacrifice and survival against all odds.

©2007 Antony Beevor (P)2017 Penguin AudioBooks

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A VERY Realistic back in time!

Antony Beevor delivers here a detailed and facts driven recounter of what happened back in 1945 in Germany and what led to the end of WW2. It is pretty shocking and awakening to hear the detailed encounters especially how the liberation armies treated the German women. I have not read any other book that tells that side of the story in such detail. It is a shame that the accountability for such war crimes has not been publicised more. Whoever is interested in history should listen to this book!
Peter Noble reads it so well and in such style that his words sit in ones ear for a long time....