December, 1944. Hitler launches his last gamble: soldiers and tanks pour into the snowy forests and gorges of the Ardennes. In the most hostile conditions since Stalingrad a million men do bloody battle to determine the end of the Second World War
A couple of years ago, I 'inherited' a map of the world, from my father-in-law. It is a Hammond's Illustrated Atlas of the World and was published in 1913, by C. S. Hammond & Company, New York. I find, have found, it interesting through reading so much, so many books about the First World War, … Continue reading The world, in 1913
Just be glad you weren't there
Potsdam Station by David Downing My rating: 5 of 5 stars All David Downing’s books have been excellent. Potsdam Station, book four (of six) in the Station series, continues that trend - and then some. There did seem to be a bit of a leap between Stettin Station and Potsdam, some four years, in the story-timeline. It … Continue reading Review: Potsdam Station
The best book since 1066.
Although filling the broadest canvas on a heroic scale, Beevor's The Second World War never loses sight of the fate of the ordinary soldiers and civilians whose lives were crushed by the titanic forces unleashed in this, the most terrible war in history.