Stalin's Keys to Victory: The Rebirth of the Red Army

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Stackpole Books, 2007 - History - 179 pages
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  • An important reevaluation of World War II on the Eastern Front
  • Detailed look at how the Soviet Union created more new divisions in a few months than the U.S. did during the entire war
  • More than 60 tables list losses, tank and weapon production, and unit formation, with special emphasis on rifle and tank divisions and brigades

    When Hitler invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, the German Army quickly annihilated a major portion of the Red Army. Yet the Red Army rebounded to successfully defend Moscow in late 1941, defeat the Germans at Stalingrad in 1942 and Kursk in 1943, and deliver the deathblow in Belarus in 1944. Dunn examines these 4 battles while explaining how the Soviets lost a third of their prewar army yet returned to beat one of the most highly trained and experienced armies the world has ever seen.

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    The core of this book is the author's examination of the Soviet army's force structure and mobilization in World War II, and how this linked to the ebb and flow of combat on the Eastern Front. One can ... Read full review

    Contents

    Mobilizing Arms Production
    23
    Maintaining the Divisions
    43
    Moscow 1941
    63
    Stalingrad 1942
    95
    Kursk 1943
    127
    Belarus 1944
    147
    Conclusion
    163
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    About the author (2007)

    Walter S. Dunn Jr., a recognized authority on the Soviet Union in World War II. He lives in Wisconsin.

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