Endgame 1944

Endgame 1944: How Stalin Won The War

History , Military History
Hardback Published on: 23/05/2024
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Synopsis

From the author of Barbarossa comes a thrilling account of Operation Bagration, drawing on previously untranslated German, Russian, and Polish sources to examine how the events on the Eastern Front in June 1944 shifted the fortunes of the Soviets and, in turn, contributed to the end of war. A well-paced, compelling read.

Synopsis

A gripping and authoritative account of the year that sealed the fate of the Nazis, from the bestselling historian

June 1944: In Operation Bagration, more than two million Red Army soldiers, facing 500,000 German soldiers, finally avenged their defeat in Operation Barbarossa in 1941. The same month saw the Allies triumph on the beaches of Normandy, but, despite the myths that remain, it was the events on the Eastern Front that sealed Hitler's fate and destroyed Nazism.

In his new book, bestselling historian Jonathan Dimbleby describes and analyses this momentous year, covering the military, political and diplomatic story in his evocative style. Drawing on previously untranslated German, Russian and Polish sources, we see how sophisticated new forms of deception and ruthless Partisan warfare shifted the Soviets’ fortunes, how their triumphs effectively gave Stalin authority to occupy Eastern Europe and how it was the events of 1944 that enabled Stalin to dictate the terms of the post-war settlement, laying the foundations for the Cold War.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241536711
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Weight: 894g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 118 x 39 mm

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Endgame 1944
Savage
A gruesome and relenting tale of the full horrors of War. It is difficult as one turns the pages to imagine worse is to follow in ensuing pages but it does... READ MORE
Robert Edwards