Berlin Diary; the Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941 - Part II, pgs. 369-409 Summary & Analysis

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Part II, pgs. 369-409 Summary and Analysis

Shirer sees a battle at the front near Aachen on May 21. He interviews General von Reichenau who is the commander of the German 6th Army. The General's headquarters are in a country chateaux and he gives them permission to visit the front. The journalists are taken to a place where they can view the fighting but they are too far away to tell what is really happening. Shirer notices that there are no Allied observation planes to direct the firing.

As soon as Shirer arrives at his Aachen hotel, British bombers fly over. He writes notes about the air raid while he is writing his story.

On May 26, the Germans take Calais and Belgian surrender on May 28. Hitler will not allow the publication of any casualty lists so the German people do not really know...

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