War Without Garlands: Operation Barbarossa, 1941/42

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Ian Allan, Jan 1, 2000 - Soviet Union - 256 pages
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WORLD HISTORY: SECOND WORLD WAR. In the spring of 1941, having abandoned his plans to invade Great Britain, Hitler turned the might of his military forces on to Stalin's soviet Russia. The German army quickly advanced far into Russia as the Soviet forces suffered defeat after defeat. With brutality and savagery displayed on both sides, the Eastern front was literally a campaign in which no prisoners were taken and no quarter was given.Although Hitler's decision to launch 'Barbarossa' was one of the crucial turning points of the war, at first the early successes of the German army pointed to the continuing triumph of the Nazi state. As time wore on, however, the Eastern front became a byword for death for the Germans - to be transferred to the front was the fate feared most by any member of Germany's armed forces.In "War without Garlands", Robert Kershaw examines the campaign largely through the eyes of the German forces who were sent to fight and die for Hitler's grandiose plans.

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User Review  - Martin Haynes - Goodreads

Well worth reading. The book presents a convincing argument as to why the German invasion of the Soviet Union was doomed from the start. If you want to understand the consequences of a faulty world view and how it affects polito-military judgement, read this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Varun - Goodreads

the book goes of the campaign trail to personal feelings and sufferings. focus on the leadership is lacking. overall gives a relatively accurate account of the campaign colored by personal details. Read full review


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Robert Kershaw is a well known military historian whose previous books include D-Day: Piercing the Atlantic Wall, 1994, Naval Institute Press; It Never Snows in September, 1997, Sarpedon Publishers, War Without Garlands, 2000, Sarpedon Publishers.

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