183 Pages, 5.5″x8.5″
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Berlin: Capital of the Reich. In the heyday of the decadent Weimar Republic, the political heart of Germany is a Red fortress with streets overrun by communist gangs. While the brown-shirted SA-Men are ascendant in other parts of the country, only the bravest dare set foot in Berlin’s working-class neighborhoods.
But the SA is awash with brave men willing to sacrifice everything to bring about their Third Reich. Spurred on by their love of Germany and by the charismatic Dr. Goebbels, the Berlin NSDAP rise from a handful of men in a dingy cellar to the toughest group of fighting men under the SA banner. Conquering Berlin tells the inside story, through the eyes of the humble worker Schulz, of their struggle to retake the Red City. From barroom brawls to street demonstrations, from moments of happiness to devastating defeats, the SA risk life and limb to wrest the German people from the clutches of dirty cops and Bolshevik assassins.
First published by Wilfrid Bade in 1933, Conquering Berlin was banned in the Soviet occupation zone, the author dying in a prison camp in Lithuania. Antelope Hill Publishing is proud to present the first-ever English translation of this historical tour-de-force.
A fairly brisk and easy read, but an excellent one. Through the narrator Schulz, who is a very likeable everyman, Bade paints a vivid portrait of Weimar Germany that is sorely missing from the average person’s perspective these days, as well as one of the average German who lost just about everything in the aftermath of WWI.
5/5, AH is doing great work by publishing these titles.
Very good book. Easy to read and understand. Tells the story of the Weimar Republic and the fight against Bolshevism from the eyes of the SA. I recommend this book for any collection about German history. Good price, but the hardcover is a little pricey. Fantastic read either way.
A gripping historical look into an unknown era of the NSDAP, the brutal and slow venture into a ‘Red Berlin’, as it highlights the unknown soldiers of an impossible task.
The events are told with surprising levels of both humor and anguish, with close descriptions of what it was like to see Dr. Joseph Goebbles in action, a mans who’s feats are hazy or unmentioned to even many modern supporters of the NSDAP.
This book is not too long to bore the reader, yet leaves you wishing for more the instant you put it down.
Interesting tour through the experiences of a man during a great revolution with mostly peaceful protests.