Review: The Holocaust: A New History – Laurence Rees

5 of 5 stars My version: Audiobook Non Fiction Viking 2017 StoryTel subscription Laurence Rees' masterpiece is revealing in three ways. First, it is based not only on the latest academic research, but also on 25 years of interviewing survivors and perpetrators, often at the sites of the events, many of whom have never had their words published …

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Central Europe 1914 to 1935

Today's offering from the Rand McNally World Atlas of 1946, is the final one. This map is of course the one that was current at the outbreak of World War II. The section at the front is a series of maps of Europe, which I've posted the last couple of weeks. This final one, isn't …

The world, in 1913

A couple of years ago, I 'inherited' a map of the world, from my father-in-law. It is a Hammond's Illustrated Atlas of the World and was published in 1913, by C. S. Hammond & Company, New York. I find, have found, it interesting through reading so much, so many books about the First World War, …

Review: The Nazi Hunters. How A Team Of Spies And Survivors Captured The World’s Most Notorious Nazi – Neal Bascomb

One of many books the young people of today need to read

Review: A German Requiem by Philip Kerr

Oh Vienna...

Review: Hanns and Rudolf. The German Jew and the Hunt for the Commandant of Auschwitz

A gripping thriller, an unspeakable crime, an essential history - John le Carré

Review: Masaryk Station

Masaryk Station by David Downing My rating: 5 of 5 stars A superb end to a simply wonderful series. A marvellous end to the book. Happiness tinged with sadness. Tragedy and hope.  It didn’t really feel like a goodbye.’ An au revoir, hopefully. Though that’s probably me wishing it, rather than it actually being so. And yes, he saved the …

Review: Potsdam Station

Potsdam Station by David Downing My rating: 5 of 5 stars All David Downing’s books have been excellent. Potsdam Station, book four (of six) in the Station series, continues that trend - and then some. There did seem to be a bit of a leap between Stettin Station and Potsdam, some four years, in the story-timeline. It …

Review: The Confessor

My favourite waste of time

Review: Stettin Station

Stettin Station by David Downing My rating: 5 of 5 stars It must be hard to write any kind of book, fiction or non fiction, set in or around Germany during the Second World War and not at some point come up against the situation of whether 'they’ knew about what was happening to the …