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Berlin Battlefield Guide: Third Reich and Cold War Hardcover – 24 Jul 2008
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About the Author
During many years working in several senior official positions in Berlin - including spells as provost marshal and British governor of Spandau prison - Tony Le Tissier has accumulated a vast knowledge of the Red Army's final advance and the battle for the city in 1945. He has published a series of outstanding books on the subject - The Battle of Berlin 1945, Farewell to Spandau, Berlin Then and Now, Zhukov at the Oder, Race For the Reichstag, Slaughter at Halbe and The Siege of Kustrin 1945. He has also translated Prussian Apocalypse, Egbert Kieser's classic account of the final stages of the Second World War in Baltic. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Tony Le Tissier’s Berlin Battlefield Guide is one of the most informative and interesting tours of the great city I have read. I have always been fascinated by Berlin, by the interwar years, the war years and the cold war and the new rebuilt Berlin. I supposed as the grandchild of a Polish soldier I should not be so drawn to that damn city but it is and always has been a City of Intrigue I just wish I had this book with me.
As the race to Berlin in World War 2 was taking place Greater Berlin was getting smaller, the defence forces less, the rumours more and the Russians far too close for liking. This book is broken down with maps and pictures starting outside of Berlin showing which Army Division was attempting to defend the city from invasion.
Throughout the book we are given directions to each battleground, colour pictures and maps with the defensive maps. More importantly we are given brief descriptions of the action as it took place sometimes using the words of the combatants. This at times can be desperate but required reading. You can feel the desperation of the defenders and at times their fears.
When you read through to the actual Introduction to Berlin Le Tissier you will find it packed with information for travelling round Berlin with the various transport links. He again he has broken it down so you can work out the street by street fighting and the pictures also show the utter devastation of the city. The is special mention of the Battle for the Reichstag where we have the iconic picture of the Soviet flag above it, when one looks at the Reichstag today it is hard to believe that there was total devastation and fighting taking place around the vicinity in April 1945.
Berlin Battlefield Guide is the best guide of that City I have read and will be taking with me when I next travel to Berlin. The more I read this book the more I want to be there looking at the buildings, the streets and can hear all those silent and long since dead voices of war fighting to the death. This is simply a stunning book.
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