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The retreat : Hitler's first defeat

Author: Michael K Jones
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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The gripping history of the ferocious turning point of World War Two, when Hitler's armies were halted on the Eastern Front. At the moment of crisis in late 1941 on the Eastern Front, with the forces of Hitler massing on the outskirts of Moscow, the miraculous occurred: Moscow was saved. Yet this feat of endurance was a prelude to a long and arduous retreat in which Soviet troops, inspired by deep beliefs in the  Read more...
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Jones, Michael K.
Retreat.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2010, c2009
(OCoLC)763695063
Named Person: Adolf Hitler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael K Jones
ISBN: 9780312628192 0312628196
OCLC Number: 606785266
Notes: Originally published: London : John Murray, 2009.
Description: xxi, 328 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: In the shadow of Napoleon --
Typhoon --
At the gates of Moscow --
The tipping point --
Ten days in December --
Stand fast! --
'This is all there really is' --
Looking into the abyss --
Enter General Model --
The first butterfly of spring --
The grand illusion.
Responsibility: Michael Jones.

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The gripping history of the ferocious turning point of World War Two, when Hitler's armies were halted on the Eastern Front. At the moment of crisis in late 1941 on the Eastern Front, with the forces of Hitler massing on the outskirts of Moscow, the miraculous occurred: Moscow was saved. Yet this feat of endurance was a prelude to a long and arduous retreat in which Soviet troops, inspired by deep beliefs in the sacred Motherland, pushed back German forces steeled by the vision of the Ubermensch-- the iron-willed fighter. Supported by tanks and ski battalions, Soviet troops engaged in this desperate struggle in the harshest Russian weather. Michael Jones draws upon a wealth of new eyewitness testimonies from both sides of the conflict to vividly chronicle this pivotal chapter in the Second World War as he takes us from the German invasion of the Soviet Union on the morning of June 22 through the counteroffensive that carried into the spring of 1942. From the German soldier finding his comrades frozen into blocks of ice to the Russian lieutenant crying with rage at the senseless destruction of his unit, the author shows us the faces of war when the Wehrmacht was repelled and the titanic and cruel struggle of two world powers forged the fate of Europe.

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