Hitler's Last Day: Minute by Minute, Hardback

Hitler's Last Day: Minute by Minute Hardback



On 30th April 1945 Germany is in chaos - Russian troops have reached Berlin.

All over the country, people are on the move - concentration camp survivors, Allied PoWs, escaping Nazis - and the civilian population is fast running out of food.

The man who orchestrated this nightmare is in his bunker beneath the capital, saying his farewells. Hitler's Last Day: Minute by Minute is pure chronological narrative, as seen through the eyes of those who were with Hitler in those last tumultuous hours; those fighting in the streets of Germany; and those pacing the corridors of power in Washington, London and Moscow.

It was a day of endings and beginnings when ordinary people were placed in extraordinary situations. Take Sisi Wilczek, fleeing the advancing Russians with her family's vast fortune in a shoebox; President Truman, weighing up whether to use the atomic bomb that his Secretary of War calls 'the most terrible weapon ever known in human history'; German officer Claus Sellier, on a last mission across the country to deliver vital documents; or Allied aircrews, dropping food parcels to feed the starving Dutch population. 30th April 1945 was a day that millions had dreamed of, and millions had died for.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Short Books Ltd
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  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781780722337



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