Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World War
Drawing on evidence never before seen in the West, including combat records of early engagements, David Glantz claims that in 1941 the Red Army was poorly trained, inadequately equipped, ineptly organized, and consequently incapable of engaging in large-scale military campaigns - and both Hitler and Stalin knew it. He provides a complete and convincing study of why the Soviets almost lost the war that summer, dispelling many of the myths about the Red Army that have persisted since the war and soundly refuting Viktor Suvorov's controversial thesis that Stalin was planning a preemptive strike against Germany.
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Review: Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World War (Modern War Studies)User Review - Goodreads
Read like a manual at times. Reminds me of the Wehrmacht in 1945. Every single reasonable idea a Soviet general had was summarily rejected by Stalin. Hitler later played the same game to disastrous effect for Germany. I guess these demagogues just can't resist.
Review: Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World WarUser Review - Goodreads
Another excellent reference, but just a reference. Even Glantz's opinions appear to be expressed as facts and statistics.
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