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1.0 out of 5 stars Filled with unverifiable assertions, 5 July 2002
This review is from: Berlin: The Downfall, 1945 (Hardcover)
The book contains 102 occurrences of the word "rape" in all of its forms. Yet, the author presents no documentary evidence to support the sensationalist nature of his novel. The underlying suggestion stalking the reader of Anthony Beevor's latest book is that the Red Army invaded Germany, raped its population and plundered it resources. Moreover, the author insists, these alleged activities were conducted with support and direction from the Soviet command and on the scale comparable with, if not greater than, Nazi crimes against humanity. Lacking basic documentation and littered with unverifiable assertions this is not a history book, whatever its literary merits may be.
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Initial post: 7 Jan 2011 17:13:27 GMT
Michael_M says:
Clearly a Russian governmental agent wrote this.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2011 15:21:33 BDT
Jimbo 1962 says:
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Posted on 5 Sep 2012 14:13:33 BDT
To C.I.

Actually that was my impression as well, and I finally gave up on it and Beevor ever since.

Posted on 24 May 2013 21:31:18 BDT
Spymaster says:
Ignore this review. Beevor uses Russian and German sources. No secret that elements of the Red Army were as brutal and murderous as the Nazis.
Too many apologists for Stalin out there.
Stalin and Hitler were no different
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