Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2008/11/26 - 880 ページ
In Absolute War, acclaimed historian and journalist Chris Bellamy crafts the first full account since the fall of the Soviet Union of World War II's battle on the Eastern Front, one of the deadliest conflicts in history.
The conflict on the Eastern Front, fought between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany between 1941 and 1945, was the greatest, most costly, and most brutal conflict on land in human history. It was arguably the single most decisive factor of the war, and shaped the postwar world as we know it. In this magisterial work, Bellamy outlines the lead-up to the war, in which the fragile alliance between the two dictators was unceremoniously broken, and examines its far-reaching consequences, arguing that the cost of victory was ultimately too much for the Soviet Union to bear. With breadth of scope and a surfeit of new information, this is the definitive history of a conflict whose reverberations are still felt today.
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Secondly, the democracies might ponder whether Hitler's National Socialism
might be preferable to Stalin's communism, and Hitler was well able to use the
story of the purges to reinforce his own image as the opponent of Bolshevism.
That therefore gave Hitler an easy route to invade the Soviet Union. If Hitler could
be persuaded to give the Soviet Union a free hand in the Baltics, that vulnerability
would be removed. On 16 August Hitler confirmed that he was prepared to ...
Stalin interpreted Hitler's message as a framework for longer-term cooperation.
Hitler had alluded to the 'political course [of German-Russian cooperation] that
over centuries benefited both states'. And this was a far better way of doing ...
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LibraryThing Reviewユーザー レビュー - tommi180744 - LibraryThing
Comprehensively detailed account of Communist Russia (USSR) v Fascist Nazi Germany & its allies: also covers the campaign in the Far East against Japan. A Bibliography of 15 pages & 83 pages of Notes ... レビュー全文を読む
LibraryThing Reviewユーザー レビュー - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
I admit more than a fascination with the Eastern Front - the largest land front in military history. This book takes the long view - starts before the Second World War, and ends with the Japanese ... レビュー全文を読む
Who planned to attack whom and how?
The wars worstkept secret
Midnight in Moscow
Leningrad September 1941 to February 1944
The Grand Alliance
the worst year 1942
the Caucasus Stalingrad and Mars
Kursk and a new professionalism
reasserting Soviet control
the country the forces
Barbarossa unleashed and the battles of the frontiers
Winning oneself to death
New world order
Notes and references