Swansong 1945

Swansong 1945 A Collective Diary from Hitler's Last Birthday to VE Day

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Synopsis

Swansong 1945 chronicles four significant days in the last three weeks of WWII: 20 April, Hitler's last birthday; 25 April, when American and Soviet troops first met at the Elbe; 30 April, the day Hitler committed suicide; and 8 May, the day of the German surrender. Side by side in these pages, we encounter the voices of civilians fleeing on foot to the west, British and American POWs dreaming of home, concentration camp survivors, loyal soldiers from both sides of the conflict and national leaders including Churchill, Hitler and Mussolini. A monumental account of survival, suffering, hope and despair, Swansong 1945 brings vividly to life a conflict whose repercussions are felt today.

Book information

ISBN: 9781847086419
Publisher: Granta Publications
Imprint: Granta Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.5481
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxii, 477
Weight: 358g
Height: 130mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 35mm