Review: The Draughtsman – Robert Lautner

My version: Hardback Genre: Historical Fiction WWII, Germany Publisher: The Borough Press First published: 2017 Bought, signed From the cover: Germany 1944. Ernst Beck's new job marks an end to months of unemployment. Working for Erfurt's most prestigious engineering firm, Topf & Sons, means he can finally make a contribution to the war effort, provide for his beautiful wife, … Continue reading Review: The Draughtsman – Robert Lautner

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: 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

The world, in 1913

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