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1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 22 Mar 2003
This review is from: Berlin: The Downfall, 1945 (Hardcover)
Having recently visited Berlin and been fascinated by the city's history, I bought this book expecting to learn more about what life was like at the end of the war, and how the division of the city occurred. Instead, I got pages and pages of Red Army advance details, with very little contextural explanation. The Red Army didn't even get near Berlin until over halfway through the book! Obviously, a lot of research had been done, but most of it was just regurgitated onto the page with little attempt at explaining the background or the characters as they were introduced, for those of us not familiar with the names. Additionally the photographs, only a few of which actually related to Berlin, failed to illuminate the text, and the maps provided needed to be both better and located at relevant points in the text rather than at the front.
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Initial post: 11 Apr 2008 01:01:18 BDT
You obviously misunderstood what the book was about before you bought it. It is about the downfall of Berlin and how it came about, if you wanted a book that dealt with Berlin after World War 2 then you should have done so.

Posted on 29 May 2012 22:34:53 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2012 22:36:28 BDT
Tomfrom66 says:
Where does this reviewer criticse the book for failing to mention Berlin after the war. An assinine comment
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