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The day of reckoning

Author: • Jul 16th, 2005 •

Category: Ballardosphere, non-fiction, WWII

JG Ballard’s review of 2 books about Nazis.

New Statesman, Monday 4th July 2005 

“Strange though it is, our fascination with the Nazi era shows no signs of fading. Scan the shelves of your local bookshop and you will see more swastikas than Union flags, and many more jacket portraits of Hitler than of Winston Churchill. A large part of Channel 5’s peak output is devoted to Nazi genocide, to German weapons and battle tactics. Despite my best efforts, I know more about the gearbox in a Tiger tank than the one in my own car.”

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