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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In 1914 the Russian Empire probably had 150 million people and was believed
to have 'inexhaustible manpower', compared with European adversaries. Four
Soviet censuses were taken in the interwar period: 1920, 1926, 1937 and 1939.
still compared favourably with 80 million people in pre-war Germany, 130 million
Americans and 46 million in the United Kingdom. The spoils of the Molotov-
Ribbentrop Pact — the occupation of 'western Ukraine' and 'western Belarus' in ...
But nearly 3 million who had been written off as part of the first figure came back,
though not necessarily to a hero's welcome. These included soldiers in encircled
formations who then reappeared, often to face interrogation and the GULag, ...
It gets appropriate attention in this book.33 Out of the 197 million people in the
USSR in 1941, between 40 and 42 million were Ukrainians. Ukraine is now an
independent country, one of the fifteen post-Soviet states. After the so-called
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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
ABSOLUTE WAR: Soviet Russia in the Second World Warユーザー レビュー - Kirkus
A suitably massive, thoroughly impressive history of Stalinist Russia's central role in defeating Nazi Germany over five long years of war.Russia bore the brunt of that struggle, writes British ... 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