Antony Beevor analyses the complexity of the Spanish Civil War and explains the multiple conflicts which were taking place, particularly between the different Republican factions. He demonstrates how horrific conditions were and clarifies the reasons for the Nationalist victory.
ARDENNES 1944: HITLER'S LAST GAMBLE
On 16 December, 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes. He believed he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp, then force the Canadians and the British out of the war. But the Ardennes was the battle which finally broke the back of the Wehrmacht.
BERLIN: THE DOWNFALL, 1945
Reaching Berlin in 1945, the Red Army wanted revenge, and the result was a terrible bloodbath, with hundreds of thousands of civilians dying. Using new documenets the author has reconstructed Berlin's downfall.
CRETE: THE BATTLE AND THE RESISTANCE
Fascinating account of allied men and women's bravery in World War 2 battle.
D-DAY: THE BATTLE FOR NORMANDY
The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. Making use of overlooked and new material from over 30 archives in half a dozen countries, this is the most vivid and well-researched account yet of the battle of Normandy.
MYSTERY OF OLGA CHEKHOVA
Olga Chekhova, a beautiful Russian,went to Berlin in 1921 and became a 'State Actress' to the Third Reich. She managed to survive the Russian revolution, civil war, WWII and Stalin's brutal regime - but how? Was she in fact a Soviet spy?
RUSSIA: REVOLUTION AND CIVIL WAR 1917-1921
Between 1917 and 1921, a devastating struggle took place in Russia following the collapse of the Tsarist empire. An incompatible White alliance of moderate socialists and reactionary monarchists stood little chance against Trotsky's Red Army and Lenin's single-minded Communist dictatorship. Terror begat terror, which in turn led to even greater cruelty with man's inhumanity to man, woman and child. Using the most up-to-date scholarship and archival research, Antony Beevor, assembles the complete picture in a gripping narrative that conveys the conflict through the eyes of everyone, from the worker on the streets of Petrograd to the cavalry officer on the battlefield and the woman doctor in an improvised hospital.