Stalingrad to Berlin: The German Defeat in the East by Earl F. Ziemke newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Dorset Press, 1986, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: In early September of 1941 as the war passed into its fourth year, Adolf Hitler was totally absorbed in his second summer campaign against the Soviet Union. Personally directing his divisions in the East from WERWOLF, Fuehrer Headquarters in the Ukraine forest, the movements of over 3 million Axis troops were in the hands of one man.
This major study of the Soviet-German conflict in World War II has an outstanding reputation among those fascinated by military history and the tactics of total land war. Drawing on vast documentation and illustrating the volume with 42 specially commissioned maps and over 70 photographs, Dr. Ziemke chronicles almost 4 years of continuous combat; fighting involving 8 to 9 million actively engaged troops across a front that stretched over 3,000 miles in 1942, and was never less than 2,400 miles long. Despite the loss of nearly two-thirds of its natural and industrial resources through lightning attacks during the first few months of the war, the Soviet Union ultimately proved a deadly opponent. Its tactical and economic advantages were aided by two vital German mistakes: their attempt to force a stalemate in the style of World War I, and by the ruthless and uncompromising nature of Hitlers war aims.
This is the great struggle that unhinged the traditional global balance of power for when Berlin fell in May of 1945, despite its enormous losses, the Soviet Union emerged as the predominant military power in Europe and the second-ranking power in the world.
In the Army historical Army Historical series.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.
Red Spine Strip with Black boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XII] 549 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 7¼”.
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