Red Storm on the Reich: The Soviet March on Germany, 1945

Red Storm on the Reich The Soviet March on Germany Utilizing a wealth of recently released Soviet materials from Moscow archives and cross referencing these with German account Duffy has uncovered a military campaign of unprecedented scale and inten

  • Title: Red Storm on the Reich: The Soviet March on Germany, 1945
  • Author: Christopher Duffy
  • ISBN: 9780785816249
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Utilizing a wealth of recently released Soviet materials from Moscow archives, and cross referencing these with German account, Duffy has uncovered a military campaign of unprecedented scale and intensity during which thirty million lives were lost Red Storm On The Reich brings to life not only the Russian military assault on Germany, but also the human drama behind the eUtilizing a wealth of recently released Soviet materials from Moscow archives, and cross referencing these with German account, Duffy has uncovered a military campaign of unprecedented scale and intensity during which thirty million lives were lost Red Storm On The Reich brings to life not only the Russian military assault on Germany, but also the human drama behind the epic sieges of Danzig, Kolberg, and Breslau Duffy s gripping narrative is essential reading for all those interested in modern European history.

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    1. Stunning study of campaign of astonishing brutality: Christopher Duffy has written some very, very good stuff, notably "Austerlitz" and "Borodino and the war of 1812", but I think he surpassed himself with this.volume.The Red Army shove from the Vistula to the Oder is not a campaign that has received a lot of coverage, compared to the Western Allied efforts in Normandy and Operation Market Garden or the earlier Eastern front epics of Stalingrad, Leningrad and Kursk, however there is a story of p [...]

    2. Many popular books have been written about the fall of Berlin, but this covers the Eastern front for the period January 1945 to May 1945, from the opening of the last great push into Germany from Poland to the outskirts of Berlin. The Russians invaded on three massive fronts, a north, south and central (or Berlin axis) and the author deals with each in turn at a largely strategic level.Originally written as a military manual, the book is perhaps not the most accessible (if you like Beevor's impo [...]

    3. This is a book about military campaigns and I have zero knowledge about that sort of thing. I read this book because I have family connections to these battles. My dad would have been one of the German soldiers.ured and handed over to the Soviets in the last weeks of the war. My mom—one of the civilians caught in the March Heiligenbeil Cauldron. After reading this book I have a much better appreciation of those months on the eastern front. The maps helped. First person accounts and a trip over [...]

    4. The content of the book is nothing like the jacket cover describes. Only those with an extensive knowledge and interest in equipment, troop sizes and especially eastern Europe geography circa 1944-45 should bother to read this book. This is merely a recounting of troop movements with very little narrative detail of the actual events. It's books like this that make history boring. This may serve as a military history textbook of the Russian advance on Berlin but that is about all.

    5. It's a slice of history that I have not spent much time with. I am fascinated with the rise and fall of Nazi Germany. Although tactical in nature, this book allowed me to get behind the Soviet and German lines and get a sense of the carnage that prevailed. To any German/Russian history buff, I HIGHLY recommend Duffy's work. Well written and incredibly supported.

    6. Excellent book for gaming. The Soviet March on Germany, 1945. Very good. The appendices have good tactical info, and the maps are good.

    7. This was given to me by a friend to read. Interesting, but dry. The author even complains about history books that try to tell personal stories; he sounds like a fun guy.

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