The Eastern Front

The Eastern Front : Barbarossa: Stalingrad; Kursk; Leningrad; Bagration; Berlin

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The conflict on the Eastern Front in World War II was colossal in both scale and intensity, as the two infamous dictators of the twentieth century, Hitler and Stalin, vied for supremacy in Eastern Europe. In June 1941 it was Hitler's fateful decision to launch Operation Barbarossa, the largest invasion ever seen, when 138 German divisions invaded the Soviet Union. Four years later, some two million German soldiers and 11 million Russian soldiers had been killed in the course of their struggle, and names like Stalingrad and Kursk had been burnt into the world's consciousness.
The Eastern Front is an authoritative account of this epic clash, exploring in detail the state of the German and Soviet armies in 1941, covering the most infamous campaigns and offensive operations. Superbly illustrated and including artworks of vehicles, uniforms, maps and equipment, this detailed and comprehensive book is written by experts in the field, whose descriptions are complimented by the outstanding selection of black-and-white action photographs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 227 x 297 x 15mm | 1,044g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 300 photos, maps and artworks; 300 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782746080
  • 9781782746089

Table of contents

Chapter One: Preparing for Barbarossa

Chapter Two: The Drive East

Chapter Three: The First Winter

Chapter Four: The Advance to Stalingrad

Chapter Five: The Battle of Stalingrad

Chapter Six: Duel in the South

Chapter Seven: Kursk and its Aftermath

Chapter Eight: Winter Storm

Chapter Nine: Stalin's Summer Offensive

Chapter Ten: From the Vistula to the Oder

Chapter Eleven: The Fall of Berlin

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About Duncan Anderson

Dr Duncan Anderson is head of the Department of War Studies at Sandhurst. His main interests are military and diplomatic history, from the mid eighteenth century to the present. His books include the 'Fall of the Reich' (2000).
Lloyd Clark is a senior academic in the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Professorial Research Fellow in War Studies, Humanities Research Institute, University of Buckingham. He is the author of several books. He is a frequent guide to battlefields on four continents and often works on radio and television as both historical adviser and interviewee.
Stephen Walsh is a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK, specialising in Soviet military history. He lives in the south of England.
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