Dan Lewis's Reviews > Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War

Absolute War by Christopher Bellamy
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Sep 24, 10

really liked it
Read from August 31 to September 23, 2010

This book has really opened my eyes to the efficiency, resilience, and determination of the Soviet Union during WWII. It also firmly places our current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan in perspective as relatively small operations in terms of number of troops involved. It also opened my eyes to how close Nazi Germany came, and yet how far they were from their objective of knocking the Soviet Union out of the war. Definitely a good read.
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09/15/2010 page 200
26.0% "The brutality in this war really was appalling. Two things strike me so far: 1. the participation of Women in combat roles 2. how resilient Soviet Union was in the face of staggering losses in '41 and '42."
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