Thunder in the East The Nazi-Soviet War, 1941-1945

ISBN-10: 034080808X
ISBN-13: 9780340808085
Edition: 2005
Authors: Evan Mawdsley
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Hodder Education
Publication date: 2/23/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

The battles in Russia played the decisive part in Hitler's defeat. Gigantic, prolonged, and bloody, they contrasted with the general nature of the fighting on other fronts. The Russians fought on their own in "their" theater of war and with an indepedent strategy. Stalinist Russia was a country radically different from its liberal democratic allies. Hitler and the German high command, for their part, conceived and carried out the Russian campaign as a singular "war of annihilation." This riveting new book is a penetrating, broad-ranging, yet concise overview of this vast conflict. It investigates the Wehrmacht and the Red Army and the command and production systems that organized and sustained them. It considers a range of further themes concerning this most political of wars. Benefiting from a post-Communist, post-Cold War perspective, the book takes advantage of a wealth of new studies and source material that have become available over the last decade. Readers from history buffs to scholars will find something new in this exciting new book.

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
List of Code Names
General Editor's Preface
Preface
The Nazi Onslaught, 1941-42
Hitler's War
Preparations and Perceptions
Operation barbarossa, June to September 1941
Moscow and the End of barbarossa, October to December 1941
The First Soviet Offensive, December 1941 to May 1942
Moscow, Stalingrad, Leningrad, June 1942 to January 1943
The Soviet Victory, 1943-45
Total War I: Wartime Arms and Armies
Total War II: Occupation and Diplomacy
The Turning Tide, January to September 1943
The Ukraine and Leningrad, August 1943 to April 1944
To the Soviet Frontiers, June to October 1944
The March into Eastern Europe, July 1944 to May 1945
The Destruction of Nazi Germany, October 1944 to May 1945
Conclusion
Chronology of Events, 1939-45
Glossary
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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