Top critical review
One person found this helpful
Kershaw is a great scholar and I follow everythink he writes (concerning the ...
on 12 August 2017
Kershaw's book is indeed comprehensive and as I am drawing the read of the second volume to an end, I am becoming more and more convinced of the fact that a British author writes history from a British perspective! Kershaw is a great scholar and I follow everythink he writes (concerning the aspects of history of Third Reich), but notions suchs as Germany attacks the Soviet Union so Britain could be forced to seek a peace, the complete absence of the stand of France during the crisis of 1939 (as when even Churcill 'thanks God for the French army"), the over praised invasion of 1944 and the somehow watery accounts on the events of the eastern front during the whole war (with a possible exception to a certain degree of the events around the Stalingrad drama) leaves the reader with the impression that events concerning the western hemisphere were far more disastrous for the fate of the Third Reich during the war. Mr Kershaw, the total loss of German military personal on the eastern front was around 85-87% of the total number of killed, captured or wounded Reich soldiers during the entire European theatre of the war. So lets at least be concious and stress that the eastern front of this terrible war was by far the most important- it brought not only the end of Hitler's own life, but the end of National Socialism itself, the destruction of Germany, the total annihilation of Prussia and its culture and ultimately, and maybe ironacally to Hitler's own intentions and prophecies, the Bolshevisation of half of Europe with all its consequnces! After all the World War finished with the fall of the Berlin wall!!