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  • Published: 3 December 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141032399
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $24.99

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The Downfall 1945: The Number One Bestseller




A classic work from the international mega-seller, Antony Beevor, on the terrifying end to the Second World War

The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Third Reich in January 1945. Political instructors had rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with over seven million civilians forced to flee westwards from the terror of the Red Army.

In his bestselling narrative, Antony Beevor reconstructs the experiences of those millions caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich's final collapse, telling a terrible story of pride, stupidity, fanaticism and savagery, but also one of astonishing endurance, self-sacrifice and survival against all odds.

  • Published: 3 December 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141032399
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Antony Beevor

Antony Beevor's books include Crete - The Battle and the Resistance, which won a Runciman Prize; Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949 (written with his wife, Artemis Cooper); Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature; Berlin - The Downfall, which received the first Longman ­History Today Trustees' Award; and, most recently, The Battle for Spain. His books have appeared inthirty foreign editions and sold nearly four million copies.

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