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It's important to realise this isn't a history book per se - it's an actual report prepared by Whitehall after the end of WWII. So if you want to delve into the complexity of the establishment's view of why Hitler lost the war for Germany, supported by lists of facts and figures and numerous appendices and written in functional, bullet point style - it's a truly amazing resource. Well read and presented. With some fascinating revelations to be uncovered. But if you want an easy listen, this is perhaps not for you.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Only if they REALLY loved history.
I found the perspective of the British Intelligence workers in the immediate aftermath of the war absolutely fascinating at times, but this is basically a departmental report meant for internal reading only. It is tedious, slow and at times deadly boring, don't expect any action or drama, but there is some gold dust in there too. The introduction is smart and thought provoking and if you are up for it Defeating Hitler is well worth the effort.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
The history of Nazi Germany told in bullet-point fashion. One gets the feeling that the narrator is reading from a stack of Post It Notes rather than from a book. I had to put this book down; maybe Ill come back to it sometime.
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