Category Archives: War

Book Review of Englund’s “The Beauty and the Sorrow”

Confusion, chaos, rumor, fear, hope, terror, perhaps that’s exactly what you’d expect of war, but far more real when you’re reading ordinary people’s diaries, not accounts of generals or dry facts of history. Even though I’m old enough not to … Continue reading

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After the Reich. The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation

A review of: Giles MacDonogh.  2007. After the Reich. The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation. Basic Books. “By May 7, 1945 at least 1,800,000 German civilians had perished and 3,600,000 homes had been destroyed (20% of total), leaving 7.5 … Continue reading

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