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The Last 100 Days by John  Toland
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bookshelves: history, non-comics, war, reviewed

Interesting look 'behind-the-scenes' at the last 100 days of World War II in Europe. Mostly about The Big Three vs. The Germans (Italy and Mussolini get a mere two chapters!), with all the usual players: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton, Montgomery, Truman, Dulles, Smith, Harriman, Hitler, Göring, Goebbels, Himmler, Speer.

Political wranglings, military manoeuvrings, agreements made & broken, 'displaced persons', refugees, the usual war-time atrocities (mass rape, looting, killing, you know...), POW camps, concentration camps, executions, suicides, partisans, and let's not forget the controversial fire-bombing of Dresden. Have I left anything out? Probably. How does the song go? 'We didn't start the fire, it was always burning, since the world's been turning...'

The potential for the human race to be absolutely cruel to itself seems to know no bounds...
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Reading Progress

October 19, 2014 – Shelved
October 19, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
November 9, 2014 – Shelved as: history
November 9, 2014 – Shelved as: non-comics
March 3, 2015 – Shelved as: war
Started Reading
April 10, 2015 – Shelved as: reviewed
April 10, 2015 – Finished Reading

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