Eight Days in May: The Final Collapse of the Third Reich Free Audiobook Download by Volker Ullrich
This is a concise account of the events leading up to and surrounding the capitulation of Nazi Germany. It is written in such a way that you feel like you are there in Berlin, experiencing the final days of the war and listening to Hitler's increasingly bizarre broadcasts over the radio.
In May of 1945, the Third Reich was defeated by a crippling combination of Allied military might, Soviet political intransigence, and civilian treason. The Nazi state capitulated in an event that would be marked by extreme brutality on both sides. Stalin was determined to crush the Nazis and their collaborators, while Allied troops hunted down any remaining resistance fighters and spies. For the first time ever, Volker Ullrich gives us a comprehensive portrait of this pivotal period in history based on exhaustive research into thousands of previously unexplored documents. Eight Days in May: The Final Collapse of the Third Reich gives us an unprecedented look at how Hitler's Germany fell apart as it tried to defend itself against unparalleled odds
The book follows the last days of the Third Reich. On April 30, 1945 Hitler committed suicide and Germany surrendered on May 8. Volker Ullrich discusses many aspects of the Third Reich. He mentions Hitler's rise to power and how it was enabled by the economic catastrophe that Germany had become after World War I. He also talks about what made Hitler a great leader, his ideas on nationalism and race, which were at the heart of his ideology.
World War II was one of the most destructive conflicts in human history. The authors highlighted the economic and social collapse of Germany, in what he called, a "nightmare from which we have yet to wake up". He also said that Hitler's Third Reich was able to hold on for so long because it was able to exploit the people's deep-rooted sense of guilt.
The Third Reich had no foreign-policy successes, and Hitler's paranoid style of leadership led to disastrous military defeats. The Wehrmacht was on the verge of collapse when the Soviet Union attacked Germany in June 1941. On 8 May 1945, the unconditional surrender of the Third Reich was signed by General Alfred Jodl aboard a U.S.-U.K. warship anchored off Torgau in what is now part of Germany's state capital of Dresden, Germany.
This is a realistic story about what occurred in Berlin before, during, and after the collapse of the Third Reich. According to Ullrich, the Nazis were not overthrown by an uprising or a revolt, but rather by the soldiers that they had created. The plot follows General Hans Krebs, who is responsible for defending Berlin against a Soviet advance and must figure out how to make amends with Hitler while keeping his people alive.
|Duration||9 hours 34 minutes|
|Is It Free?||30-days Free|
|Parent Category||Military, Europe, World|