British historian Antony Beevor describes World War II as a ‘truly global war’; one that stretched from the icy North Atlantic to the South Pacific. In this event at the 2012 Melbourne Writers Festival, he discusses his recent history, The Second World War, a moving and very human account of this tragic period. Far from simply painting a vast picture of the military strategies of nations in conflict, Beevor uses the words of eye-witnesses, from reports and letters, drawing a devastating account of the worst of human nature and the suffering it can inflict.
Antony Beevor, historian and author of numerous works, most recently The Second World War (2012).
In conversation with Professor Bruce Scates at the 2012 Melbourne Writers Festival.