Their Darkest Hour: People Tested to the Extreme in WWII (Paperback)
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Their Darkest Hour: People Tested to the Extreme in WWII (Paperback)

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How could Nazi killers shoot Jewish women and children at close range? Why did Japanese soldiers rape and murder on such a horrendous scale? How was it possible to endure the torment of a Nazi death camp?

Award-winning documentary maker and historian Laurence Rees has spent decades wrestling with such questions in the course of filming hundreds of interviews with people tested to the extreme during World War II. He has come face-to-face with rapists, mass murderers, even cannibals, but he has also met courageous individuals who are an inspiration to us all.

In Their Darkest Hour he presents 35 of his most electrifying encounters.

'A remarkably powerful collection' Antony Beevor, Daily Telegraph

'An incredible, well-written, must-read book' Glasgow Evening Times

'A lasting contribution to our understanding of the Second World War and a powerful insight into the behaviour of human beings in crisis' Independent

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780091917593
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A remarkably powerful collection * Daily Telegraph *
Powerful and unsettling * Sunday Times *
A lasting contribution to our understanding of the Second World War and a powerful insight into the behaviour of human beings in crisis * Independent *
Fascinating but disturbing * Daily Mail *
Chilling collection of eye-witness testimonies ... bringing nuance to our understanding of the horrific experience of war * Financial Times *

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“Their Darkest Hour”

not as enjoyable (if thats the correct wording to use) as other similar reads, i feel the author could have gone that little bit further on less individuals and wrote more. It was a read that just as you thought was... More

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