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Название: The Fall of Hitler's Fortress City: The Battle for Konigsberg, 1945
Автор: Isabel Denny
Издательство: Greenhill Books
Год издания: 2007
Количество страниц: 257
Размер: 12,4 mb
“This book is well presented and extremely readable. Denny did an excellent job casting a totally non-military perspective on the fortress of Konigsberg, unlike most WW2 books that focus more so from a military strategy point of view. She presented Konigsberg and its rich history as the cultural gem of East Prussia, and beyond the broken families and the lives lost, a piece of human history was destroyed when the Russian conquerors practically razed the city. Even in the post-war years, Russian authorities deliberately refused to maintain or outright demolish buildings of historical value in order to wipe out Konigsberg, now Kaliningrad, from German memory … This book is a wonderful source for those looking for the human side of war. Glorious battles and duels of ideologies aside, it is the civilians who truly suffer, and Denny did a great job illustrating it with first-hand accounts.”