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“In Soviet thinking the concept of economy of force has little place. Whereas to an Englishman the taking of a sledgehammer to crack a nut is a wrong decision and a sign of mental immaturity...in Russian eyes the cracking of nuts is clearly what sledgehammers are for.”


Max Hastings, All Hell Let Loose: The World at War, 1939-1945
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All Hell Let Loose: The World at War, 1939-1945 All Hell Let Loose: The World at War, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings
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