Tag: second world war
Review: Butchers of Berlin – Chris Petit
"You're different from the rest. Remember that, for you will see enough terrible things to turn your hair white many times over"
Review: The Draughtsman – Robert Lautner
What would you do? Really? I don't think so...
Review: Masters of Death. The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust – Richard Rhodes
These “special task forces,” organized by Heinrich Himmler to follow the German army as it advanced into eastern Poland and Russia, were the agents of the first phase of the Final Solution. They murdered more than 1.5 million men, women, and children between 1941 and 1943, often by shooting them into killing pits, as at Babi Yar.
Review: Where Dead Men Meet – Mark Mills
Quick before we're dead
Review: The Lady From Zagreb – Philip Kerr
Seems like it's much better to have come FROM Zagreb
Review: A Man Without Breath – Philip Kerr
When there's nothing left for Gunther to lose, the compulsion to speak the truth becomes even stronger.
Review: Field Grey – Philip Kerr
Review: The Holocaust: A New History – Laurence Rees
5 of 5 stars My version: Audiobook Non Fiction Viking 2017 StoryTel subscription Laurence Rees' masterpiece is revealing in three ways. First, it is based not only on the latest academic research, but also on 25 years of interviewing survivors and perpetrators, often at the sites of the events, many of whom have never had their words published … Continue reading Review: The Holocaust: A New History – Laurence Rees
Central Europe 1914 to 1935
Today's offering from the Rand McNally World Atlas of 1946, is the final one. This map is of course the one that was current at the outbreak of World War II. The section at the front is a series of maps of Europe, which I've posted the last couple of weeks. This final one, isn't … Continue reading Central Europe 1914 to 1935