Anthony Beevor: The most awful B-movie imaginable

Military historian Antony Beevor is following up his huge success with Stalingrad with an account of the dying days of the Third Reich and the fall of Berlin.

"The connection between Stalingrad and Berlin is so strong that it was inevitable that I would write about Berlin next. Stalingrad was the furthest point of the German advance, and after it fell the Soviets promised revenge and that the war would not end until its army reached Berlin.

"When people say, 'I'm so looking forward to your new book', I reply, 'I have to warn you, it's a really awful story.' In many ways the fate of the wo...

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