The Second World War (5)

The Eastern Front 1941–1945

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The Second World War (5)

The Eastern Front 1941–1945

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In 1940, fresh from the success in France, Hitler turned his attention to the East. In this volume Geoffrey Jukes explains what led to Hitler's decision to instigate the invasion of the Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa) and offers a concise account of the campaign that followed. The Germans expected to conquer Russia in only four months, but at Stalingrad and then Kursk the Russians fought back. At a human cost of 27 million Soviet lives Hitler was forced into a humiliating retreat and Russia emerged from the war as a super power ready to take on the capitalist world.

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Published Jul 25 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841763910
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 39 b/w; 17 col
Dimensions 248 x 170 mm
Series Essential Histories
Short code ESS 24
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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After leaving Oxford in 1953 Geoffrey Jukes spent…

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