Автор: Paul Adair Название: Hitler's Greatest Defeat: The Collapse of Army Group Centre, June 1944 Издательство: Brockhampton Press Год: 2000 Формат: PDF Страниц: 209 Язык: English Размер: 7 MB
It's not disputed that the Eastern Front was where WWII was lost for Germany. While the 2nd Front in Normandy was certainly the proverbial nail in the coffin, it was the destruction of Army Group Centre in 1944 that sealed the fate of the Wehrmacht and the Nazi state. Adair's book gives a generous treatment to this often overlooked campaign that had such a huge impact on the outcome of WWII. Over 168 pages Adair charts the progress of the campaign, describing in detail the decision-making processes of both Stalin and Hitler and their respective high commands, the build-up for the campaign and then in excellent detail the actual day-by-day fighting that decided the campaign. Adair's narrative draws from a small but comprehensive bibliography which can certainly serve as a launch pad for deeper research into the campaign.