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The Resource After Hitler : the last days of the Second World War in Europe, Michael Jones

After Hitler : the last days of the Second World War in Europe, Michael Jones

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After Hitler : the last days of the Second World War in Europe
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After Hitler
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the last days of the Second World War in Europe
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Michael Jones
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Last days of the Second World War in Europe
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On 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide. The following day, his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels also killed himself and the crumbling Third Reich passed to Admiral Karl Donitz. The Nazis' position seemed hopeless. Yet remarkably, the war in the rest of Europe went on for another ten days. After Hitler looks at these days as a narrative day-by-day countdown but also as a broader global history of a European war that had seen some of the most savage battles in history. Relations between the 'Big Three' - the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union - suddenly plunged to near breaking point. This book reveals that tumultuous story. After Hitler also looks at the wider canvas of the war and the terrible humanitarian catastrophe uncovered in Europe. It describes those who felt the joy of freedom, but also those who faced a highly uncertain future. As Red Army soldiers joined forces with their British and American allies, Stalin's East finally came face to face with Churchill's and Truman's West. After Hitler tells of their growing mistrust, but also of moments of remarkable goodwill and co-operation - the brief but poignant hope that these great nations could together fashion a new and safer future. This is a fascinating exploration of the brief but crucial period that shaped the emerging post-war world
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"From the acclaimed author of The King's Mother and Bosworth 1485 -- a fascinating look at ten days that changed the course of history.... With the world at war, ten days can feel like a lifetime.... On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in abunker in Berlin. But victory over the Nazi regime was not celebrated in western Europe until May 8, and in Russia a day later, on the ninth. Why did a peace agreement take so much time? How did this brutal, protracted conflict coalesce into its unlikelyendgame? After Hitler shines a light on ten fascinating days after that infamous suicide that changed the course of the twentieth century. Combining exhaustive research with masterfully paced storytelling, Michael Jones recounts the Fuhrer's frantic laststand; the devious maneuverings of his handpicked successor, Karl Dèonitz; the grudging respect Joseph Stalin had for Churchill and FDR, as well as his distrust of Harry Truman; the bold negotiating by General Dwight D. Eisenhower that hastened Germany'ssurrender but drew the ire of the Kremlin; the journalist who almost scuttled the cease-fire; and the thousands of ordinary British, American, and Russian soldiers caught in the swells of history, from the Red Army's march on Berlin to the liberation of the Nazis' remaining concentration camps. Through it all, Jones traces the shifting loyalties between East and West that sowed the seeds of the Cold War and nearly unraveled the Grand Alliance. In this gripping, eloquent, and evenhanded narrative, the spring of 1945 comes alive -- a fascinating time when nothing was certain, and every second mattered.... INCLUDES PHOTOS"--
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UKMGB
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Jones, Michael K
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940.53
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index present
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non fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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adult
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the last ten days of World War II in Europe
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After Hitler : the last days of the Second World War in Europe, Michael Jones
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1.The Funeral Pyre, 30 April 1945 -- 2.May Day in Berlin, 1 May -- 3.East Meets West, 2 May -- 4.A Shadow Realm, 3 May -- 5.Luneburg Heath, 4 May -- 6.Prague, 5 May -- 7.The Dispossessed, 6 May -- 8.Rheims, 7 May -- 9.Karlshorst, 8 May -- 10.Moscow, 9 May -- 11.The War That Did Not End
Control code
000054355499
Dimensions
23 cm.
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xxviii, 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848544956
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(paperback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)826659822
Label
After Hitler : the last days of the Second World War in Europe, Michael Jones
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1.The Funeral Pyre, 30 April 1945 -- 2.May Day in Berlin, 1 May -- 3.East Meets West, 2 May -- 4.A Shadow Realm, 3 May -- 5.Luneburg Heath, 4 May -- 6.Prague, 5 May -- 7.The Dispossessed, 6 May -- 8.Rheims, 7 May -- 9.Karlshorst, 8 May -- 10.Moscow, 9 May -- 11.The War That Did Not End
Control code
000054355499
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848544956
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)826659822

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