To Put A Bullet In One’s Head

THE IDEA THAT Germany’s eventual defeat was a complete shock to her leaders and people is simply not true. Knowledge that Germany was on the…


Peace Is Very Good

NOW WE ARE left wondering why. The Germans knew it was over, bar the shouting. Bar the mutilation and dying, come to that. Why did…


The Breath of Life

EVEN THOUGH MANY dared not believe it, events had now assumed an unstoppable momentum. In the West, the Germans continued to retreat: the only debate…


Airing Their French

BY NOW, THERE was no way back. The Germans were losing. True, there is ample evidence that their commanders could not confront the military or…


A Pathetic Tune

NO — THEY WOULD not go quietly. Coming to terms with probable defeat was too much for most Germans. But the evidence suggested, sooner or later, it…