Five Days That Shocked the World

Five Days That Shocked the World

Eyewitness Accounts From Europe at the End of World War II

Book - 2012
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"In the momentous days from April 28 to May 2, 1945, the world witnessed the death of two Fascist dictators and the fall of Berlin. Mussolini's capture and execution by Italian partisans, the suicide of Adolf Hitler, and the fall of the German capital signaled the end of the four-year war in the European Theater. In Five Days That Shocked the World, Nicholas Best thrills readers with the first-person accounts of those who lived through this dramatic time."--P. [2] of jacket.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312614928
Branch Call Number: 940.534 BEST
Characteristics: xiv, 369 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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Jun 14, 2017

Excellent read. The author compiles accounts from every country and predicament, there are accounts from prisoners of war, civilians, famous nazis, famous allies, regular Germans, Wehrmacht, the soviets, the list goes on. It is written like a series of stories that are all tied together by the impending end of the most destructive war ever waged. It also perpetuates the feeling of desperation and hopelessness of many of the prominent Nazi figures and German non-combattants in light of the impending Soviet occupation.

Jul 05, 2012

Very well written from a unique group of perspectives of the last five days of WWII in Europe. Includes the experiences of future reporters, writers, politicans. Amazing that so much happened at the end of 6 years of global war in just five days.


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