If nothing else this book highlights the ability of Adolf Hitler to manipulate people and events to achieve this aims. His ability to extol Germans to effective annihilation seems unnatural at first but the author highlights how factors such as the Allied demand for 'unconditional surrender', fear of treatment by the Russians, the legacy of the surrender in 1918 and the unswerving cultural sense of duty and the like became tools used to motivate rational human beings to continue the war effort long after the end was clear.
It is book filled with sadness at inhumanity inflicted on the many by the few. You would rightly ask how this was allowed to happened but the lesson for us is to appreciate that circumstances conspired to allow this then so we must be ever on our guard to never let it happen again. Clearly the will to act to end the war in Europe was not broad or strong enough and that resulted in a heavy toll for many but Germany above all.
The good news is that even after such an apocalypse it is possible to rise from the ashes as we now witness with a revived Germany. However, the warning from history and this book remains, 'The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing'.
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- Listening Length: 17 hours and 59 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Audible.com.au Release Date: 8 June 2012
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- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B00NWQNG5A
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