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Barbarossa By Edited by John Erickson

Barbarossa
by Edited by John Erickson

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Using recently released material from Russia, from secret Japanese archives and British intelligence and Cabinet papers, this work on "Operation Barbarossa" describes: early Nazi-Soviet relations; the Soviet Union's response to the German attack; and the invasion's aftermath.
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Barbarossa: The Axis and the Allies by Edited by John Erickson

On June 22, 1941, German tanks rolled into the Soviet Union and "Operation Barbarossa", the offensive which was to end the lives of nearly 48,000,000 people, began. In this text, contributors from Germany, Russia and Britain, including German historian Klaus Muller and President Yeltsin's adviser Colonel-General Volkogonev, throw new light on the mysteries surrounding Barbarossa. Using recently released material from Russia, from secret Japanese archives and British intelligence and Cabinet papers, this work challenges "official" Soviet historiography. It describes: Nazi-Soviet relations at the start of the war; the Soviet Union's response to the German attack; and the invasion's aftermath. Offering new evidence on Hitler's objectives, Stalin's strategy and readiness for war, the Battle of Moscow and Japan's wartime policy towards the Soviet Union, this book also deals with the previously taboo subject of the personalities and politics of collaboration and the massive human toll of the invasion. The book is illustrated with contemporary photographs from unpublished Russian archives.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 Germany turns east 1939-1941: Ribbentrop, the Wilhemstrasse and the Nazi-Soviet Rapprochement, Chris Waddington; the Yugoslav coup d'etat and Barbarossa, Dusan Biber; British intelligence and Barbarossa, Sir Harry Hinsley; the 22nd June, 1941 - the German attack, the Soviet response, Col Gen Dmitri Volkogonev. Part 2 Strained alliances, flawed strategies: Allied strategy in the wake of Barbarossa, Gabriel Gorodetsky; Barbarossa and Soviet leadership - a recollection, Lieut-Gen Stephan Mikoyan; Barbarossa - the collapse of Stalin's diplomacy and strategy, A.N. Mertsalov; the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Soviet Union and Germany, John Chapman; Moscow 1941 - the turning point, Klaus Reinhardt. Part 3 Conflict, compromise, cost: Nazi crimes, Klaus Muller; wartime collaboration in the Soviet Union, Sergei Kudryashov; the cost - calculations and controversies, John Erickson.

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GOR005933439
Barbarossa: The Axis and the Allies by Edited by John Erickson
Edited by John Erickson
Perspectives in Intelligence History S.
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Edinburgh University Press
1994-06-22
256
0748605045
9780748605040
N/A
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