Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Five Days That Shocked the World - Nicholas Best

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Title: Five Days That Shocked the World
Author: Nicholas Best
ISBN: 978-1-78200-624-4
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Best’s book is simply outstanding. The books available that discuss the end of the war are legion, but to have one that puts such emphasis on the human dimension of the final collapse of Germany and the cessation of hostilities is phenomenal. Best has written a classic that encompasses first person accounts that run the gambit from farcical to tragic. The soft cover production is of good quality but the font is far too small for ease of reading. I strongly recommend this book for those who want to put a human face on the dislocation, joy and chaos of the last days of the Second World War.

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