Barbarossa

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Harper Collins, Jun 25, 1985 - History - 560 pages
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On June 22, 1941, before dawn, German tanks and guns began firing across the Russian border. It was the beginning of Hitler's Operation Barbarossa, one of the most brutal campaigns in the history of warfare. Four years later, the victorious Red Army has suffered a loss of seven million lives. Alan Clark's incisive analysis succeeds in explaining how a fighting force that in one two-month period lost two million men was nevertheless able to rally to defeat the Wehrmacht. The Barbarossa campaign included some of the greatest episodes in military history: the futile attack on Moscow in the winter of 1941-42, the siege of Stalingrad, the great Russian offensive beginning in 1944 that would lead the Red Army to the historic meeting with the Americans at the Elbe and on to victory in Berlin.

Barbarossa is a classic of miltary history. This paperback edition contains a new preface by the author.

 

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User Review  - drmaf - LibraryThing

One of the best single volume accounts of WWII I have read. Clark really captures the essence of this monstrous conflict, which is so little understood in the West. Two monstrous ideologies grinding ... Read full review

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User Review  - kaki5231 - LibraryThing

Dated, with some errors,but still perhaps the single best one volume summary on the Eastern Front. It captures the spirit of the Russian people, along with the determined brutality of the German Army ... Read full review

Contents

Mother Russia
28
The Clash of Arms
44
The First Crisis
77
The Lotzen Decision
98
Hypothesis and Reality
114
Slaughter in the Ukraine
129
The Start of the Moscow Offensive
145
The Battle of Moscow
158
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277
The Consolidation Period
303
The Greatest Tan Battle in History
322
The Aftermath
339
Nemesis
367
The Wehrmacht in a decline Russian weapons output soaring
380
Eastern Europe Changes Hands
384
Blacf January
415

book n Stalingrad
187
The Wehrtnacht at High Tide
204
Verdun on the Volga
220
The Entombment of the 6th Army
239
The Advent of General von Manstein
249
The Fall of Berlin
440
EPILOGUE
463
BIBLIOGRAPHY
485
INDEX J
499
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About the author (1985)

Alan Clark, the noted historian, entered poilitics in 1972. He was Secretary of State in Margaret Thatcher's cabinet.

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