Das Reich

Das Reich

by Max Hastings

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 01/01/2000

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Within days of the D-Day landings, the 'Das Reich' 2nd SS Panzer Division marched north through France to reinforce the front-line defenders of Hitler's Fortress Europe.


Veterans of the bloodiest fighting of the Russian Front, 15,000 men with tanks and artillery, they were hounded for every mile of their march by saboteurs of the Resistance and agents of the Allied Special Forces. Along their route they took reprisals so savage they will live forever in the chronicles of the most appalling atrocities of war.


"My literary VC goes without doubt to Max Hastings for his Das Reich...the story of a march that left behind a trail of blood and death, torture and heroism...the slaughter and burning to death of 642 men, women and children of Oradour-sur-Glane...the hanging of 99 civilians from the lamp-posts of Tulle as a reprisal for Maquis action." - Sunday Telegraph

ISBN:
9781743295694
9781743295694
Category:
General & world history
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
01-01-2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan UK
Max Hastings

Max Hastings studied at Charterhouse and Oxford and became a foreign correspondent, reporting from more than sixty countries and eleven wars for BBC TV and the London Evening Standard.

He has won many awards for his journalism. Among his bestselling books Bomber Command won the Somerset Maugham Prize, and both Overlord and Battle for the Falklands won the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Prize.

After ten years as editor and then editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph, he became editor of the Evening Standard in 1996. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he was knighted in 2002. He now lives in Berkshire.

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