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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-04-21
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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On June 22, 1941, before dawn, German tanks and guns began firing across the Russian border. It was the beginning of Hitler's Operation Barbarossa, one of the most brutal campaigns in the history of warfare. Four years later, the victorious Red Army has suffered a loss of seven million lives. Alan Clark's incisive analysis succeeds in explaining how a fighting force that in one two-month period lost two million men was nevertheless able to rally to defeat the Wehrmacht. The Barbarossa campaign included some of the greatest episodes in military history: the futile attack on Moscow in the winter of 1941-42, the siege of Stalingrad, the great Russian offensive beginning in 1944 that would lead the Red Army to the historic meeting with the Americans at the Elbe and on to victory in Berlin. Barbarossa is a classic of miltary history. This paperback edition contains a new preface by the author.

Author Biography

Alan Clark, the noted historian, entered politics in 1972. He is currently Secretary of State in Margaret Thatcher's cabinet

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Chartsp. xv
Author's Notep. xvii
Prefacep. xix
The "Eastern Marshals"
The State of the Wehrmachtp. 3
Mother Russiap. 28
The Clash of Armsp. 44
The First Crisisp. 77
The Lotzen Decisionp. 98
Leningrad: Hypothesis and Realityp. 114
Slaughter in the Ukrainep. 129
The Start of the Moscow Offensivep. 145
The Battle of Moscowp. 158
Planning and Preliminariesp. 187
The Wehrmacht at High Tidep. 204
Verdun on the Volgap. 220
The Entombment of the 6th Armyp. 239
The Advent of General von Mansteinp. 249
Crisis and Recoveryp. 277
The "Consolidation Period"p. 303
The Greatest Tank Battle in Historyp. 322
The Aftermathp. 339
"The Floodgates Are Creaking"p. 369
Eastern Europe Changes Handsp. 384
Black Januaryp. 415
The Fall of Berlinp. 440
Epiloguep. 463
Facts about the Russian and German Leadersp. 467
Chronologyp. 481
Waffen SS Rank Conversion Tablep. 482
Glossary of Abbreviationsp. 483
Text of Fuhrer Directive #34p. 484
Bibliographyp. 485
Note on Sourcesp. 491
Indexp. 499
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