Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary from Hitler's Last Birthday to Ve Day
Released! 05/07/2015
Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary from Hitler's Last Birthday to Ve Day
by Walter Kempowski
Paperback

Swansong 1945 chronicles four significant days in the last three weeks of WWII: 20 April, Hitler's last birthday; 25 April, when American and Soviet troops first met at the Elbe; 30 April, the day Hitler committed suicide; and 8 May, the day of the German surrender. Side by side in these pages, we encounter the voices of civilians fleeing on foot to the west, British and American POWs dreaming of home, concentration camp survivors, loyal soldiers from both sides of the conflict and national l... read more