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Initially I thought the book was about how the defeated viewed the final days of WW2. But it was a cheerful romp of the victorious through the end of the War and the beginnings of peace for some and the Cold War for many. Definitely a book I'd like to keep in my bookshelf.
The blurb rather belies this book teeming to be a dramatic account of the end of the war as seen through the eyes of a newly created war correspondent. it is that but also it’s a documentary of attitudes and prevailing influences as well, a bit of journalistic speak as well thrown in. Each chapter begins with some or other dramatic scene before descending in to the above mentioned documentary elements which some readers will, i believe, find utterly tedious if drama is what you’re looking for. alternatively, if you’re looking for a broader aspect of the war’s end then this will suit you very well since it does give perspective so, it really depends on what you expect from this book as to whether you’ll find it enjoyable and informative or just a piece of dry drivel. I find it interesting but, I don’t think I could take it all in at once. not sure if I’ll finish it mind. It’s like having too much for dinner. No room left for dessert if you finish the main course.