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The End of the War, Europe: April 15-May 23, 1945 download ebook
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Charles Whiting
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Charles Whiting vividly portrays the final collapse of the German army, which had fallen into the hands of the aged and . The final stage of the war is set against the background of the struggles between Churchill and Truman, and between Marshall and Eisenhower

Charles Whiting vividly portrays the final collapse of the German army, which had fallen into the hands of the aged and the very young. and the dissolution of the German High Command. The final stage of the war is set against the background of the struggles between Churchill and Truman, and between Marshall and Eisenhower.

Charles Henry Whiting (18 December 1926 – 24 July 2007), was a British writer and military historian and with some 350 books of fiction and . Whiting, Charles (1973). The End of the War: Europe April 15 – May 23, 1945. New York: Ballantine.

Whiting, Charles (1973).

Although a short book of less than two-hundred pages, Whiting did an excellent job chronicling the last two months of World War II. Whiting began his history with allied forces making their final advance on Berlin. It seems like the advance was accompanied by moments of peace and safety, coupled with moments of extreme and fanatical combat. The Germans were facing two massive armies, the Soviets in the East, and the British and American forces in the West. Books by Charles Whiting, Published by Pen and Sword Books Ltd". Pen and Sword Books, Ltd. CharlesWhiting. Works by or about Charles Whiting in libraries (WorldCat catalog).

ISBN 10: 0345242394 ISBN 13: 9780345242396 Publisher: Ballantine Books, 1974 Softcover. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Central Europe: On May 4 1945, the Prague uprising launched by the .

Central Europe: On May 4 1945, the Prague uprising launched by the Czech resistance. The following day the Soviets launch the Prague Offensive. In Dresden, "Gauleiter" Martin Mutschmann let it be known that a large-scale German offensive on the Eastern Front was about to be launched. Victory in Europe: News of the surrender broke in the West on May 8, and celebrations erupted throughout Europe.

Whiting's theme - hardly original - is that General .

Whiting's theme - hardly original - is that General Eisenhower undermined the foresightful political plan, predicated on military victory in the Baltic, to halt the Soviet drive into North-West Europe: if Ike had not been trying so hard to avoid the appearance of being ""anti-Russian,"" the British strategy for establishing ""the foundations of a new and better world, free from the fear of war"" might have prevailed, but as it was Monty's glorious triumph at Lubeck ""had been for nothing .

Personal Name: Whiting, Charles, 1926-. Rubrics: World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Germany. Download now The end of the war; Europe: April 15-May 23, 1945. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

Whiting sets the final stage of the war against the background of the struggle between Churchill and Truman, and between Marshall and Eisenhower. But while statesmen exchanged telegrams, others kept up the exchange of fire. Mr Whiting vividly portrays the final collapse of the German army, which had fallen into the hands of the aged and the very young, their manic dread of the Russians, and the dissolution of the German High Command.

Berlin after the War was a post-apocalyptic world The city was bombed by the RAF Bomber Command between 1940 and 1945, by the USAAF Eighth Air Force between 1943 and 1945, and the French Armee de l’Air between.

Berlin after the War was a post-apocalyptic world. One of the largest and most modern cities of Europe was left a wasteland. There were vast piles of rubble everywhere. Other areas were rows of building walls with collaosed interiors - the skeletons of a destroyed city. The city was bombed by the RAF Bomber Command between 1940 and 1945, by the USAAF Eighth Air Force between 1943 and 1945, and the French Armee de l’Air between 1944 and 1945 as part of the Allied campaign of strategic bombing of Germany. It was also attacked by aircraft of the Red Air Force, especially in 1945 as Soviet forces closed on the city.

Older paperback deals with the end of the World War II in Europe-April 15-May 23, 1945. Author is Charles Whiting.
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  • นℕĨĈტℝ₦
Although a short book of less than two-hundred pages, Whiting did an excellent job chronicling the last two months of World War II. Whiting began his history with allied forces making their final advance on Berlin. It seems like the advance was accompanied by moments of peace and safety, coupled with moments of extreme and fanatical combat. The Germans were facing two massive armies, the Soviets in the East, and the British and American forces in the West. With no where to go, the Germans either attempted to surrender to the more hospitable Americans and British, or fought to the death against the Soviets.
I found the fall of Nazi Germany, and the subsequent power struggles that developed in order to gain control of the destroyed state most fascinating. Upon the death of Hitler, Grand Admiral Doenitz assumed command of the Reich. However, other top Nazi officials still wanted to maintain a certain level of pull with the new leader. It seems that Whiting views Doenitz as a man more concerned with salvaging what was left of the Germany state rather than securing his own power. Unfortunately, Eisenhower saw only one way to halt the allied assault, unconditional surrender. Doenitz had no choice but to comply.
Aside from chronicling the battles for Northern Europe and Berlin, Whiting did a most impressive job discussing the geopolitical ramifications that followed the fall of Berlin. For example, Churchill desperately wanted American forces to push as far East as possible in order to stem the Soviet land grab. Eisenhower finally consented that the Soviets did prove a vast threat to the European continent, but by that time the Soviets had developed a strong foothold in Eastern Europe. Whiting also discussed the death of Franklin Roosevelt and the effect his death had on the Japanese theatre. It seems that it is Whiting's contention that Truman's use of the atomic weapon was less about destroying the morale of the Japanese, and more about creating a fear in the Soviet Union.
Whiting's book is an excellent book, filled with insight and food for thought. It is a shame that his work has been out of print from so long, but it would still be a wonderful piece for any World War II library.
  • Qag
April15-May23, 1945 was a critical time in the history of both Europe & the World. The most costly & deadliest conflict in history was winding down. The decisions made were critical in the postwar period. From them came the efforts to rebuild Europe in the image of the victors, whoever they be. Also from those decisions came the cold war that would sometimes flair up as a hot.war somewhere & in either form would plague the planet for 50 & more years later.