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By Theodore Plievier

Berlin is the final of Theodore Plievier's vintage trilogy of global warfare II.

A urban ripe for rape

The struggle in Europe is almost over. From East and West the Allied armies are converging at the ruins of Berlin. Luftwaffe pilots are despatched on suicide missions to ram enemy bombers.The Nazi management prepares for suicide, those that attempt to flee the holocaust are became again with threats and bullets. quickly Russian troops are within the urban itself, mopping up wallet of fanatical resistance in determined, sour battles* They paintings over town with a house-to-house insurance of looting, gunfire -and rape. Berlin’s lengthy apocalypse has begun…

1945 The Nazi forces are in complete retreat in all places Europe. Hitler's evil empire is crumbling hour by means of hour. underneath the ruined streets and structures of Berlin, the Fuehrer grows ever extra demented, ordering military divisions that now not exist into battle,sending bomber pilots on suicide ramming missions opposed to the advancing Russians. quickly the rattle of small-arms hearth, the explosions of mortar shells,the rumble of tank tracks and the tough cough of anti-tank weapons could be heard within the suburbs of the Reich's capital. Harsh, bloody house-to-house conflict has come to Berlin because the positive Soviet troops flush out German infantrymen ordered to struggle to the final bullet - even to struggle on with their naked fingers. yet resistance is futile. quickly Berlin is totally overrun. A as soon as proud urban is submerged in panic, looting, hearth and rape.

Theodor Plievier, even if bom in Germany,left his local state in 1933 on the upward thrust of Hitler. He fought with the Soviet forces in global conflict II. hence, each be aware of his warfare books contains the unmistakable mark of overall authenticity.

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Of all the services, the territorial army constituted the most troublesome problem for Chamberlain, requiring the largest amount of manpower and equipment, not to mention its cost. To properly train and equip a territorial army necessitated the creation of a Ministry of Supply to establish a system of priorities to coordinate defense policy. More manpower and industrial resources, in turn, translated into more power for the labor unions. Hence the territorial army had to be resisted. As was often the case, Chamberlain cherrypicked those programs that advanced his personal agenda.

20 Just as Manchuria had demonstrated, and Ethiopia reaffirmed, the western democracies lacked the political will to uphold the principles of international law. Taking advantage of the Ethiopian distraction, and against the advice of his generals, Hitler boldly ordered his troops into the Rhineland in violation of the Versailles and Locarno treaties. The German march into the Rhineland in March 1936 caught the western democracies at a most inopportune moment. Although France was the country most threatened by the move, it was wracked with scandal and an unstable government, powerless to act alone.

Fighter planes are not equipped for that role. Chamberlain’s preference for a fighter-based air defense was hardly calculated to “inspire respect” among Britain’s enemies. It was driven more for financial and political purposes than for national security. Bombers cost four times more to produce than fighter planes, and they also required more skilled labor. And although it takes a much longer time to produce bombers than fighters, Chamberlain never gave any sense of urgency to any of his defense programs.

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