Posts Tagged ‘wwii’
After having seen many films and read many books I expected that Hitler: The Last Ten Days, novelization by Warren Tute (originally by Ennio De Concini), would hold no secrets for me. Still as I opened the book and started reading the first page I was quickly drawn into a unbelievable story.
It’s not very hard to paint Adolf Hitler as a looney, it is far harder to portrait him as the complex man deteriorating as a result of various mental and physical illnesses, compounded the people around him refusing to tell him the truth for fear of execution, causing his actions to seem borderline insane. Yet this novelization does exactly that, while still taking some liberties with the truth under the guise of artistic license. These factual inaccuracies do little to detract from the main story line.
Despite the subject matter I found it very light reading. Probably not worth it.