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The German writer Walter Kempowski (1929–2007) devoted many years to his Echolot ('Sonar' or 'Echo Soundings'): a vast collection of autobiographies, letters and diaries that describe personal experiences of the Second World War. In this final volume, Abgesang '45, Kempowski's 'collage' of writings crosses national and social borders to give a many-layered portrayal of four days between 20 April and 9 May 1945: the end of the war, as seen by people ranging from Hitler to a Buchenwald inmate. American-cut pages.

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Swansong 1945

Swansong 1945

A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich

Norton2015

Hardback512pp

9780393248159     Product Code: 225350

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The German writer Walter Kempowski (1929–2007) devoted many years to his Echolot ('Sonar' or 'Echo Soundings'): a vast collection of autobiographies, letters and diaries that describe personal experiences of the Second World War. In this final volume, Abgesang '45, Kempowski's 'collage' of writings crosses national and social borders to give a many-layered portrayal of four days between 20 April and 9 May 1945: the end of the war, as seen by people ranging from Hitler to a Buchenwald inmate. American-cut pages.

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