Conquerors' Road: An Eyewitness Report of Germany 1945

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One of Australia's well-known chroniclers of the Second World War tells the devastating story of war from the insider's perspective. Based largely on Osmar White's own war diary and the articles he wrote as a war correspondent, this deeply personal account stands out among the vast literature on World War II. Selected among the best 100 articles in Australian journalism of the twentieth century, White's eloquent record of the climactic events in the final days of the Third Reich remains as fresh and timely as ever.

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"Conqueror's Road...could be perused at any time with admiration: it is unsparingly detailed and unflaggingly elegant...The word 'classic' is overused today but Conqueror's Road is assuredly one." The Book Bulletin

"There really can be no substitute for great writing and Osmar White, one of Australia's finest war correspondents, really did write like an angel...[an] extraordinary account." Sydney Morning Herald

"Osmar White is widely regarded as one of the finest Australian war correspondents ever, and on reading Conqueror's Road it is not hard to see why...The author's style is crisp and his insight telling." Australian Defence Magazine

"Conqueror's a classic of its kind and its release in paperback is timely today. White was able to give his reportage depth ad philosophical interest." The Australian, Higher Education Supplement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521830515
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 7.68 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Osmar White is regarded as one of Australia's finest war correspondents. His account of the New Guinea campaign in 1942 and 1943, Green Armour, is a classic. In late 1944, Sir Keith Murdoch sent White to Europe for the Herald & Weekly Times group. He was attached to the US Third Army, under General George Patton, and it was this assignment that gave birth to Conqueror's Road.

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Table of Contents

Part I. The Winter Offensive; Part II. Springtime in Germany; Part III. Inside Hitler's Reich; Part IV. The Aftermath; Part V. Questions and Reflections.

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