Saturday March 28, 2020

How the horrors of war continue after the fighting

Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II by Keith Lowe. Viking, €31.50. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.

14th July, 2012
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Winston Churchill with Princess Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth, King George VI and Princess Margaret waving from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during VE Day celebrations. Photo: Getty

Savage: Continent Europe in the Aftermath of World War II by Keith Lowe

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On a quiet country road outside the German city of Wesel, shortly after the end of the second World War, a British lieutenant called Ray Hunting saw something just as horrific as anything he had witnessed during the conflict itself. A Red Army soldier approached an elderly local man, asked for the time, then calmly stabbed him to death to steal his...

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