A Continent Destroyed

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The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War
by Ben Shephard

Reviewed by Adam Fleisher


The global destruction wrought by the Soviet and German armies during World War II was not undone by the simple act of surrender that ended the war. Between ethnic cleansing, the capture of millions of POWs, the extensive use of slave labor and the Holocaust, millions of people were removed from their homelands during the war and were unwilling or unable to go back. The allies would spend years helping Europe recover.

Nobody wanted …

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