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The Numbers Mean More Now,
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This review is from: Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II (Hardcover)
I'm sure we've all heard of the numbers involved relating to deaths in World war 2. For me, at least, most were just that - numbers. This book breaks them down into very recognisable groups with comparisons aggainst national and city populations which made this far more of an eye opener than I was expecting. The situation is well explained and gives context to the chaos in post war Europe.I ended up reading this a chapter at a time since the facts, which were well explained, became rather depressing when reading too much in one go.
This sort of book is long overdue. It is very educational and the solid bibliography gives one ample opportunity to cross check what has been written about. I think this book is well worth the money.