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By Nevil Shute

Nevil Shute’s such a lot cherished novel, a story of affection and conflict, follows its enterprising heroine from the Malayan jungle in the course of international conflict II to the rugged Australian outback.

Jean Paget, a tender Englishwoman dwelling in Malaya, is captured by means of the invading eastern and compelled on a brutal seven-month demise march with dozens of alternative girls and youngsters. many years after the battle, Jean is again in England, the nightmare in the back of her. even if, an unforeseen inheritance evokes her to come to Malaya to provide whatever again to the villagers who kept her lifestyles. however it seems that they have got a present for her besides: the inside track that the younger Australian soldier, Joe Harmon, who had risked his existence to aid the ladies, had miraculously survived. Jean’s look for Joe leads her to a desolate Australian outpost known as Willstown, the place she unearths a problem that would draw on all of the resourcefulness and spirit that carried her via her war-time ordeals.

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At 1800 hours on the 1st May the guns thundered once more. Together with Chuikov’s infantry, the 1st Guards Tank Brigade went into a last attack on the Tiergarten. Opposite them fought the 3rd Shock Army under General Kusnetzov and the 2nd Guards Tank Army under General Bogdanov. On the evening of that same day the forward elements of these four armies destroyed the last resisting units. The Tiergarten was littered with burnt trees and destroyed vehicles and ploughed up with trenches, bomb and shell craters.

In Berlin masses of people drunk with victory had celebrated the taking of Prague, Warsaw, the Hague, Brussels and Paris. This is where Fascism had grown. But there was also another Berlin, in which Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg had founded the German Communist Party, a Berlin where at the Reichstag tribune Ernst Tha¨lmann had warned of the dangers of Fascism. The West German historian Ju¨rgen Thorwald wrote in his book The End on the Oder: On the morning of the 21st April, as Marshal Zhukov’s breakthrough to Berlin became irrevocable and refugees from the east appeared on the streets of Berlin, Goebbels lost control for the first time.

Colonel Vedenitshev reported back and informed me that Babadshanian had decided to advance not only along the streets but also through the U-Bahn tunnels. The storm troops were involved in heavy fighting with every individual building. However, Babadshanian had to give soviet conquest - Press Spearhead 29 up his idea as Hitler had ordered the floodgates of the Landwehr Canal to be opened to flood the U-Bahn. Because of the high losses, I sent Babadshanian the last of my reserves, the headquarters guard company, to his aid.

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