The Day the War Ended

The Day the War Ended

May 8, 1945--victory in Europe

Book - 1995 | 1st American ed
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May 8, 1945, 23:30 hours: With war still raging in the Pacific, peace comes at last to Europe as the German High Command in Berlin signs the final instrument of surrender. After five years and eight months, the war in Europe is officially over. This is the story of that single day and of the days leading up to it. Hour by hour, place by place, Sir Martin Gilbert recounts the final spasms of a continent in turmoil. Here are the stories of combat soldiers and ordinary civilians, collaborators and resistance fighters, statesmen and war criminals, all recounted in vivid, dramatic detail. But this is more than a moment-by-moment account, for Gilbert uses every event as a point of departure, linking each to its long-term consequences over the following half century. In our attempts to understand the world we inherited in 1945, there is no better starting point than The Day the War Ended. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1995
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780805039269
0805039260
Branch Call Number: 940.542 G465
Characteristics: xxi, 473 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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