Operation Barbarossa

Hitler’s Invasion of Russia

Ian Baxter

Hitler's decision to renege on his alliance with Stalin and invade Russia in June 1941 was to have the most far reaching consequences for the world. This book uses over 300 rare photos to capture the scale, intensity and brutality of the fighting. In the annals of warfare there has never arguably been such a bitter and costly campaign.
Date Published :
November 2010
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
300 b/w photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781848843295
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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Hitler’s decision to renege on his alliance with Stalin and invade Russia in June 1941 was to have the most far reaching consequences for the world. Indeed, if there was one critical turning point in the Second World War, it would have to be this.

The latest book in the Images of War series uses over 300 rare contemporary photographs to capture the scale, intensity and brutality of the fighting that was unleashed on June 22, 1941. No less than 4.5 million men of the Axis Power advanced on a 2,900 kilometer front.

We see how the apparently unstoppable German-led assaults crushed the Soviet resistance. But Russian determination, aided by the terrible winter conditions and over extended lines of communication, checked the Nazi onslaught.

In the annals of warfare there has never arguably been such a bitter and costly campaign.

About The Author
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Ian Baxter is an avid collector of WW2 photographs. His previous books in this Series include Hitler’s Boy Soldiers, Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants and German Army on the Eastern Front – The Advance, German Army on the Eastern Front – The Retreat and Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants, The Crushing of Army Group (North) and the SS Waffen Division series including SS Leibstandarte Division and SS Totenkopf Division At War. He lives near Chelmsford, Essex.

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