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War of the Century: When Hitler Fought Stalin

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The fall of Communism provided access to Russian archives never before available to the international community, making it possible to find and question many of those who experienced the “war of the century.” Laurence Rees, author and producer of the Peabody Award–winning The Nazis: A Warning from History, uses previously unpublished material and photographs, dramatic inte ...more
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by The New Press
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Olethros
Sep 10, 2013 Olethros rated it liked it
-Visión global del enfrentamiento en el Ostfront.-

Género. Historia.

Lo que nos cuenta. Repaso general de las circunstancias que supusieron el caldo de cultivo para el ataque a Rusia en junio de 1941 durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, la situación previa, la concepción y ejecución de la Operación Barbarroja, sus modificaciones sobre la marcha y el posterior desarrollo de los acontecimientos, con especial interés y cuidado en señalar los aspectos diferenciadores de la guerra en el Frente Oriental
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Mark
Nov 24, 2009 Mark rated it liked it
A BBC tie-in book to a documentary series about the Eastern Front (Russia vs Germany) in World War 2. Much of the story is familiar - the violation of the Non-Agression Pact, the horrors of war in the frozen wastes, the sieges of Leningrad & Stalingrad, the bloddy retreat of the defeated German army - but it is fleshed out by interviews done in the Soviet Union after the fall of Communism with eyewitnesses & participants.

The author's primary focus is on the bestial behavior on both sides
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Alberto
May 19, 2013 Alberto rated it really liked it
Muy bueno, bien explicado y con suficiente material gráfico. Espeluznante la foto de los prisioneros rusos en medio del campo. No tenían ni alambrada ni vigilantes suficientes para tanto prisionero. De hecho su intención era matarlos a todos de hambre frío y enfermedades varias. Como todos los libros de este autor también tiene su equivalente en serie de TV "La guerra del siglo" disponible en su red habitual de peer to peer
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Excluding the last 2 chapters of the book, it's an average east front theme book, some testimonies are really interesting though.
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In addition to writing, Rees has also produced films about World War II for the BBC.

In New York in January 2009, Laurence was presented with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by ‘History Makers’, the worldwide congress of History and Current Affairs programme makers

In 2011 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (DUniv) by The Open University(UK).
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