An authoritative account of the epic clash between two infamous dictators of the twentieth century, Hitler and Stalin, as they vied for supremacy during World War II. Exploring in detail the German and Soviet armies in 1941, The Eastern Front covers the most infamous campaigns and offensive operations of this colossal campaign. In June 1941 it was Hitler’s fateful decision to launch Operation Barbarossa, the largest invasion ever seen, when 138 German divisions invaded the Soviet Union. Four years later, some two million German soldiers and 11 million Russian soldiers had been killed in the course of their struggle, with names like Stalingrad and Kursk burnt into the world’s consciousness. A selection of action photos plus outstanding maps, illustrations, and art showcase the main battles, vehicles, uniforms, maps, and equipment.
About the Author
Dr. Duncan Anderson is head of the Department of War Studies at Sandhurst. His books include TheFall of the Reich (2000).