Russia's War: A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945

Penguin, 1 aug. 1998 - 432 pagina's
"A penetrating and compassionate book on the most gigantic military struggle in world history."--The New York Times Book Review

"An extraordinary tale... Overy's engrossing book provides extensive details of teh slaughter, brutality, bitterness and destruction on the massive front from the White Sea to the flank of Asia."--Chicago Tribune†

The Russian war effort to defeat invading Axis powers, an effort that assembled the largest military force in recorded history and that cost the lives of more than 25 million Soviet soldiers and civilians, was the decisive factor for securing an Allied victory. Now with access to the wealth of film archives and interview material from Russia used to produce the ten-hour television documentary†Russia's War, Richard Overy tackles the many persuasive questions surrounding this conflict. Was Stalin a military genius? Was the defense of Mother Russia a product of something greater than numbers of tanks and planes--of something deep within the Russian soul?

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Gebruikersrecensie  - PhilJackson - LibraryThing

At only 300 and some pages this is quite a concise history of an enormous conflict but what it conveys very strongly, painfully so, is the sheer bloody awfulness of the war in the East. The levels of ... Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - encephalical - LibraryThing

Finally read 17 years after seeing the documentary series, which I preferred. Good overview, didn't hold my attention in parts. Strongest in the Stalingrad and Kursk chapters. Volledige review lezen

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Title Page
Barbarossa 1941
Leningrad and Moscow
Collaboration Terror and Resistance
Stalingrad 194243
Kursk 1943
Stalin and the Legacy of

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Veelvoorkomende woorden en zinsdelen

Over de auteur (1998)

RICHARD OVERY†has written and edited more than thirty books, including†Why the Allies Won,†Russia’s War,†The Twilight Years, and†1939. He is a professor of history at the University of Exeter, U.K.

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