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  • ISBN 0812816056
  • ISBN13 978-0812816051
  • Language English
  • Author Charles Whiting
  • Publisher Stein & Day Pub; First Edition edition (December 1, 1973)
  • Pages 178
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  • Size ePub 1133 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
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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.

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.

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

The End of the War: Europe April 15 – May 23, 1945.

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

Charles Whiting (1973), The End of the War: Europe April 15-May 23, 1945, New York: Ballantine. Charles Whiting (1973), The War in the Shadows, New York: Ballantine.

Whiting, Charles (1973). 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).

Europe: April 15-May 23, 1945. Published 1973 by Stein and Day in New York. Campaigns, World War, 1939-1945. There's no description for this book yet. Bibliography: p. 177-178.

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The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, officially announces the end of the war with Germany. Victory in Japan Day was celebrated on 15 August. In his speech, Mr Churchill said: "We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing; but let us not forget for a moment the toil and efforts that lie ahead. Japan with all her treachery and greed, remains unsubdued. We must now devote all our strength and resources to the completion of our task, both at home and abroad. It is also marked on 2 September, the day Japan signed an unconditional ceasefire. Stories From 8 May. 1945: Rejoicing at end of war in Europe. 1984: Moscow pulls out of US Olympics.

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 .

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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.
Skrimpak
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.