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All Hell Let Loose by Max Hastings
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A review of WW2 through a quasi solcial lens - with considerable focus on the suffering of the individual whether military or civilian. The death and injury statistics never cease to shock. In addition the author continues the theme that the War was won as a result of the overwhelming industrial capability of the Americans, combined with the human resources of Russia, all combined with some skill, particularly in the Pacific, and a small amount of luck. Certainly, as time progresses, the British role in the War after 1942 dimininishes considerably when compared to the efforts of the Americans and Russions. And the military capability of the Allies never reached the same level of competence in leadership and fighting spirit/capability and the German soldier.

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