BERLIN AT WAR – Roger Moorhouse (2010, Basic Books, $29.95, ISBN: 978-0465005338)

One of the relatively untold stories of WW2 is what happened to the ordinary German civilians who suffered under the RAF air raids on the cities, what degree of ruination was caused and what the German authorities did about it, during and after hostilities. It is only comparatively recently that German historians have started to research this.

Moorhouse is a British writer, and his subject is restricted to the story of Berlin (by no means the worst affected city).