By Leon Uris
In Berlin on the finish of global struggle II, an American military officer bears witness to the aftermath of 1 ancient tragedy and the increase of one other
Captain Sean O’Sullivan distinguishes himself as a brave soldier within the remaining days of worldwide struggle II, yet what comes subsequent exams his private reserves of energy and conviction. despatched to supervise the rebuilding of Berlin, O’Sullivan is uncovered to the terrible truths of the Holocaust, a shattered and defeated society, and the hot possibility of Soviet energy because the Iron Curtain starts to shadow town. whilst Soviet forces blockade Berlin and the airlift starts off, O’Sullivan is confronted with profound ethical dilemmas in an more and more advanced world.
Armageddon is without doubt one of the nice fictional portrayals of Europe within the earliest days of the chilly War. This booklet positive factors an illustrated biography of Leon Uris together with infrequent images from the author’s estate.
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The next discussion was with General Pelz, with whom the problems of fly ingin the transport aircraft and the paratroop drop had to be hammered out. It was finally arranged that, because of the lackof training, the Ju 52s would take off from the Paderborn aerodrome and fly along a corridor of searchlights towards the targetarea. Uponapproaching the objective, the machineswouldbe regrouped so as to fly along another avenue of lights to the drop zone. Fifteen minutes before the drop time, a Junkers Ju 88 master bomber would release sig nal bombs so that they formed an area approximately 1 to 2km in extent which 36 VON DER HEYDTE would be the drop zone for the whole battlegroup.
Carried into the Regimental Aid Post (RAP), he was being treated when the doctor attendinghim suddenly fell lifeless acrosshis body. A dagger-shaped piece of shell casing had killed the medical officer as he worked. Shortly after this, Heydte's battalionleft the line forrest and recuperation. During that time it was initially detached from its parent formation, 3rd Paratroop Regiment, and renamed Training Battalion No. Training Battalion No. 1 had been sent to Libya to fight under Rommel's command, and Lehr Bataillon 2 was not to stay long in Germany, for in July 1942 it, too, was sent to Libya, where it formed part of Ramcke's Battlegroup.
Hecouldnot be carried as he had been shot in the stomach. They had long since consumed the hardrationsthey carried, and ammunitionwas running short. The group could hear no sounds of battle, except at Elsenborn, towards which American vehicles rolled by day and night. On the fourth day Heydte decided to breakout eastwardsin the hope of making contact with the main German force, and on the morning of the fifth day,having crosseda freezing stream withwater running breast-high, the group clashed with US units supported by armour.
Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin by Leon Uris