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Absolute war : Soviet Russia in the Second World War : a modern history

Author: Chris Bellamy
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on the wealth of material that has come to light in the years since the collapse of the Soviet Union, and with a deep understanding of military and political strategy and a flair for vivid narrative, Absolute War is set to become the definitive history of this cruellest of conflicts."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bellamy, Chris.
Absolute war.
London : Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)608558438
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Bellamy
ISBN: 9780333780220 0333780221
OCLC Number: 123113623
Description: xxix, 813 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Flight of the rabid wolf: the long-term impact of the war in the east --
Absolute and total war --
'A cruel romance': the Nazi-Soviet alliance and Soviet expansion, August to November 1939 --
Further Soviet expansion and cooperation with Germany, November 1939 to June 1941 --
Who planned to attack whom, and how? --
The war's worst-kept secret --
Iron road east: the country, the forces --
Barbarossa unleashed, and the battles of the frontiers --
Kremlin at war --
Winning oneself to death --
Midnight in Moscow --
Black snow --
White night: Leningrad, September 1941 to February 1944 --
The 'Grand Alliance' --
To the edge of the abyss: the worst year --
1942 --
From defence to attack: the Caucasus, Stalingrad and Mars --
Kursk, and a new professionalism --
Destroying the Wehrmacht. Ukraine, Belarus and the Baltic: reasserting Soviet control --
Victory --
New world order.
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