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Slaughter on the Eastern Front

By Anthony Tucker-Jones

9780750967709

ISBN: 9780750967709

Published: 01-05-2017


Slaughter on the Eastern Front

By Anthony Tucker-Jones

ISBN: 9780750967709

Published: 01-05-2017

About This Book

In the summer of 1941, a collective madness overtook Adolf Hitler and his senior generals. They convinced themselves that they could take on and defeat a superpower in the making – the Soviet Union. Foolishly, they thought in a swift campaign they could smash the Red Army and force Stalin to sue for peace, despite their adversary boasting much larger numbers of men and equipment. The end result would be such carnage that it would tear the German forces apart. In his major reassessment of the war on the Eastern Front, Anthony Tucker-Jones casts new light on the brutal fighting on the Eastern Front, in such astounding German defeats as at Stalingrad and Kursk. He controversially contends that intelligence officers on both sides failed to influence their leadership resulting in untold slaughter and reveals the blunders from Hitler, Stalin and Churchill that led to the shocking, needless destruction of Hitler’s armed forces as early as the winter of 1941–42. Step by step, Tucker-Jones describes how the German war machine fought to its very last against a relentless enemy, fully aware that defeat was inevitable.

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