War in the East

War in the East examines the largest military confrontation in history. It was also the deadliest - and it led to the downfall of Hitler and the end of the Third Reich.
Date Published :
January 2023
Publisher :
Key Publishing
Editor :
Martin Mace
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781912205813
Pages : 116
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


Many people in the West may consider Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and D-Day as the pivotal events of the Second World War, but it was the attritional struggle in the East which determined the outcome of the war. At the peak of the fighting in 1943, the Wehrmacht deployed almost 4 million men on the Eastern Front while the Soviets could count more than 6.5 million men in the fighting line. Total casualties numbered in excess of 5 million German and Axis troops, with the Soviets losing possibly twice that figure. Civilian deaths in the Soviet Union have been estimated to have been in the region of 20 million or possibly more. The war on the Eastern Front saw great tank battles involving thousands of machines, and the operations of vast armies of millions of men, grueling sieges in the bitter Russian winter, wholesale depopulation of entire districts with hundreds of towns and thousands of villages destroyed along with the systematic murder of hundreds of thousands of civilians. The Eastern Front was not only the largest military confrontation in history, it was also the deadliest – and it led to the downfall of Hitler and the end of the Third Reich.

About The Author

Martin Mace has been involved in writing and publishing military history for more than twenty-five years. He began his career with local history, writing a book on the Second World War anti-invasion defences and stop lines in West Sussex. Following the success of this book, he established Historic Military Press, which has published a wide range of titles. In 2006 he began working on the idea for Britain at War Magazine, the first issue of which went on sale in May 2007. This publication has grown rapidly to become the best-selling military history periodical on the high street. Martin now devotes his time to writing and editing books.

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