"The victorious Allies cowered in the shadows and did very little or nothing to stem the increase of ethnic violence throughout the new states which they had created."
"They did not shy away from using their guns against starving Germans who could only watch when the food and goods they had produced were taken away. In view of this cruelty, it was thought highly likely that this army of occupation would return, to confiscate any military violations of the Versailles "Treaty," the peace 'treaty' that the Germans were forced to sign at the end of the First World War."
Mr. Showall described the firebombing of Germany and the Red Army's atrocities in much the same language in "Hitler's Wonder U-boats," while never once mentioning any of Nazi Germany's atrocities. The man obviously has an ax to grind. Regardless of his tone, these digressions are out of place. Imagine reading a detailed, clinical examination of F-4 Phantom operations in Southeast Asia and repeatedly stumbling across emotional tirades about Vietcong atrocities and the anti-war movement. Same vibe.
Writing serious military history requires some level of clinical detachment that a lot of people might find distasteful. This author simply lacks that ability.