Keith Lowe is an author and historian. He has written two works of fiction and two critically acclaimed books about World War Two and its aftermath. Inferno is about the firebombing of Hamburg by British and US air forces in 1943, which destroyed most of the city and resulted in some 40,000 civilian deaths. His latest book is Savage Continent, which charts the lawlessness, chaos and violence that gripped Europe between 1944 and 1949
Interviews with Keith Lowe
Postwar Europe was a scene of both physical and moral destruction. The author of Savage Continent, winner of the Hessell-Tiltman History Prize, recommends essential reading for understanding the sheer scale of suffering, dislocation and fighting after the war was over.