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The Resource Swansong 1945 : a collective diary of the last days of the Third Reich, Walter Kempowski ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside

Swansong 1945 : a collective diary of the last days of the Third Reich, Walter Kempowski ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside

Label
Swansong 1945 : a collective diary of the last days of the Third Reich
Title
Swansong 1945
Title remainder
a collective diary of the last days of the Third Reich
Statement of responsibility
Walter Kempowski ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside
Title variation
Swan song 1945
Creator
Contributor
Compiler
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Swansong 1945 chronicles the end of Nazi Germany and World War II in Europe through hundreds of letters, diaries, and autobiographical accounts covering four days that fateful spring: Hitler's birthday on April 20, American and Soviet troops meeting at the Elbe on April 25, Hitler's suicide on April 30, and finally the German surrender on May 8. Side by side, we encounter vivid, first-person accounts of civilians fleeing Berlin, ordinary German soldiers determined to fight to the bitter end, American POWs dreaming of home, concentration-camp survivors' first descriptions of their horrific experiences, as well as the intimate thoughts of figures such as Eisenhower, Churchill, Stalin, Joseph Goebbels, and Hitler himself. These firsthand accounts, painstakingly collected and organized by renowned German author Walter Kempowski, provide the raw material of history and present a panoramic view of those tumultuous days. The more than 1,000 extracts include a British soldier writing to his parents to tell them there are no baths but plenty of eggs and chocolate, an American soldier describing "the tremendous burst of lilacs" as he approaches the Elbe, Mussolini wishing Hitler a happy birthday, Eva Braun bragging to a girlfriend about what a "crack shot" she's become, and much more. An extraordinary account of suffering and survival, Swansong 1945 brings to life the end of Nazi Germany and the war in Europe."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Echolot
Dewey number
  • 940.54/81
  • 940.5343
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English translated from the German
LC call number
D811.A2
LC item number
E3313 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kempowski, Walter
  • Whiteside, Shaun
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Germany
  • German diaries
  • German diaries
  • Germany
  • Weltkrieg
  • Kriegsende
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Personal narratives
  • Germany
  • Diaries
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Swansong 1945 : a collective diary of the last days of the Third Reich, Walter Kempowski ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside
Link
http://d-nb.info/1079299254/04
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Great Britain by Granta Books, 2014 as Swansong 1945: a collective diary from Hitler's last birthday to VE Day. Great Britain : Granta Books, 2014
  • "Original German edition first published in 2005. Walter Kempowski: Das Echolot. Abgesang '45 Ein kollekitives Tagebuch. Copyright © 2005 by Albrecht Knaus Verlag, Munich."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-454) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Alan Bance -- Preface / Walter Kempowski -- Editorial note / Walter Kempowski -- Note on the English translation -- Friday, 20 April 1945 -- Wednesday, 25 April 1945 -- Monday, 30 April 1945 -- Tuesday, 8 May/Wednesday, 9 May 1945
Control code
ocn891611159
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxii, 479 pages
Isbn
9780393248159
Lccn
2015001849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393248159
  • (OCoLC)891611159
Label
Swansong 1945 : a collective diary of the last days of the Third Reich, Walter Kempowski ; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside
Link
http://d-nb.info/1079299254/04
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Great Britain by Granta Books, 2014 as Swansong 1945: a collective diary from Hitler's last birthday to VE Day. Great Britain : Granta Books, 2014
  • "Original German edition first published in 2005. Walter Kempowski: Das Echolot. Abgesang '45 Ein kollekitives Tagebuch. Copyright © 2005 by Albrecht Knaus Verlag, Munich."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-454) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Alan Bance -- Preface / Walter Kempowski -- Editorial note / Walter Kempowski -- Note on the English translation -- Friday, 20 April 1945 -- Wednesday, 25 April 1945 -- Monday, 30 April 1945 -- Tuesday, 8 May/Wednesday, 9 May 1945
Control code
ocn891611159
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxii, 479 pages
Isbn
9780393248159
Lccn
2015001849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393248159
  • (OCoLC)891611159

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