Summary Book Review Moscow Tram Stop by Heinrich Haape:
Download or read book Moscow Tram Stop written by Heinrich Haape and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2020-04-01 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1957 and out of print for decades, Moscow Tram Stop is a classic of World War II on the Eastern Front. Heinrich Haape was a young doctor drafted into the German Wehrmacht just before the war began. He was with the spearhead of Operation Barbarossa, tasked with taking Moscow, when it invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. Mere hours into the attack, Haape and his fellow soldiers learned the hard way that the Red Army fought with otherworldly tenacity even in defeat. The rapid advance of the early days slowed during the summer, and Haape’s division did not begin the final push on Moscow until October. It was a hard slog, plagued first by rain and mud, then by cold and snow. By early December, German forces had reached the gates of the Soviet capital but could press no farther. By winter’s end, Haape’s battalion of 800 had been reduced to a mere 28 soldiers. The doctor’s account is enthrallingly vivid. The drama and excitement never slacken as Haape recounts his experiences from the unique perspective of a doctor, who often had to join in the fighting himself and witnessed the physical and psychological toll of combat.
Summary Book Review Moscow Tram Stop by Heinrich Haape:
Download or read book Moscow Tram Stop written by Heinrich Haape and published by . This book was released on 2020 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "First published in 1957, Moscow Tram Stop is a classic of World War II on the Eastern Front. Heinrich Haape was a young doctor drafted into the German Wehrmacht just before the war began. He was with the spearhead of Operation Barbarossa when it invaded the Soviet Union. The drama and excitement never slacken as Haape recounts his experiences from the unique perspective of a doctor, who often had to join in the fighting himself and witnessed the physical and psychological toll of combat"--
Summary Book Review The Battle for Moscow by David Stahel:
Download or read book The Battle for Moscow written by David Stahel and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-01-22 with total page 457 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A major new account of Germany's drive on Moscow in November 1941, one of the key battles of World War II.
Summary Book Review Blood, Tears and Folly by Len Deighton:
Download or read book Blood, Tears and Folly written by Len Deighton and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2021-07-15 with total page 832 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Every page of Deighton's work glows with the excitement of discovery ... wonderful' Geoff Dyer, Guardian This unflinching history of the darkest days of the Second World War covers the entire world stage, from the Battle of the Atlantic to Pearl Harbor. Rooted in the personal accounts of the soldiers themselves, Blood, Tears and Folly is a sweeping, moving account of the political machinations, the strategy and tactics, the weapons and the men on both sides who created a world of devastation. 'If he had never written a word of fiction Deighton would still be remembered for his scholarly and merciless history of the Second World War, Blood, Tears and Folly' Peter Millar, The Times
Summary Book Review War Without Garlands by Robert Kershaw:
Download or read book War Without Garlands written by Robert Kershaw and published by Crecy. This book was released on 2020-12-07 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the spring of 1941, having abandoned his plans to invade Great Britain, Hitler turned the might of his military forces on to Stalin's Soviet Russia. The German army quickly advanced far into Russian territory as the Soviet forces suffered defeat after defeat. With brutality and savagery displayed on both sides, the Eastern front was a campaign in which no quarter was given. Although Hitler's decision to launch 'Barbarossa' was one of the crucial turning points of the war, at first the early successes of the German army pointed to the continuing triumph of the Nazi state. As time wore on, however, the Eastern front became a byword for death for the Germans. In War Without Garlands, Robert Kershaw examines the campaign largely through the eyes of the German forces who were sent to fight and die for Hitler's grandiose plans. He draws on German war diaries, post-combat reports and secret SS files. This original material, much of which has never before been published in English, sheds new light on operation 'Barbarossa', including the extent to which the German soldiers were genuinely surprised at the decision to attack Russia, given the well-publicised non-aggression pact. Barbarossa was a brutal, ideologically driven campaign which decided the outcome of World War II. This seminal account will be required reading for all historians of World War II and all those interested in the course of the war.
Summary Book Review The First Day on the Eastern Front by Craig W. H. Luther:
Download or read book The First Day on the Eastern Front written by Craig W. H. Luther and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-11-01 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sunday, June 22, 1941: three million German soldiers invaded the Soviet Union as part of Hitler’s long-planned Operation Barbarossa, which aimed to destroy the Soviet Union, secure its land as lebensraum for the Third Reich, and enslave its Slavic population. From launching points in newly acquired Poland, in three prongs—North, Central, South—German forces stormed western Russia, virtually from the Baltic to the Black Sea. By late fall, the invasion had foundered against Russian weather, terrain, and resistance, and by December, it had failed at the gates of Moscow, but early on, as the Germans sliced through Russian territory and soldiers with impunity, capturing hundreds of thousands, it seemed as though Russia would fall. In the spirit of Martin Middlebrook’s classic First Day on the Somme, Craig Luther narrates the events of June 22, 1941, a day when German military might was at its peak and seemed as though it would easily conquer the Soviet Union, a day the common soldiers would remember for its tension and the frogs bellowing in the Polish marshlands. It was a day when the German blitzkrieg decimated Soviet command and control within hours and seemed like nothing would stop it from taking Moscow. Luther narrates June 22—one of the pivotal days of World War II—from high command down to the tanks and soldiers at the sharp end, covering strategy as well as tactics and the vivid personal stories of the men who crossed the border into the Soviet Union that fateful day, which is the Eastern Front in microcosm, representing the years of industrial-scale warfare that followed and the unremitting hostility of Germans and Soviets.
Summary Book Review Operation Barbarossa by Jonathan Dimbleby:
Download or read book Operation Barbarossa written by Jonathan Dimbleby and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 641 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Published in the United Kingdom by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House, under the title: Barbarossa: How Hitler lost the war.
Summary Book Review Operation Typhoon by David Stahel:
Download or read book Operation Typhoon written by David Stahel and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-02-14 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In October 1941 Hitler launched Operation Typhoon the German drive to capture Moscow and knock the Soviet Union out of the war. As the last chance to escape the dire implications of a winter campaign, Hitler directed seventy-five German divisions, almost two million men and three of Germany's four panzer groups into the offensive, resulting in huge victories at Viaz'ma and Briansk - among the biggest battles of the Second World War. David Stahel's groundbreaking new account of Operation Typhoon captures the perspectives of both the German high command and individual soldiers, revealing that despite success on the battlefield the wider German war effort was in far greater trouble than is often acknowledged. Germany's hopes of final victory depended on the success of the October offensive but the autumn conditions and the stubborn resistance of the Red Army ensured that the capture of Moscow was anything but certain.
Author :Stephen G. Fritz Publisher :University Press of Kentucky Release Date :2011-09-08 ISBN 10 :9780813134161 Pages :690 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.3/5 (416 users download)
Download or read book Ostkrieg written by Stephen G. Fritz and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2011-09-08 with total page 690 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On June 22, 1941, Germany launched the greatest land assault in history on the Soviet Union, an attack that Adolf Hitler deemed crucial to ensure German economic and political survival. As the key theater of the war for the Germans, the eastern front consumed enormous levels of resources and accounted for 75 percent of all German casualties. Despite the significance of this campaign to Germany and to the war as a whole, few English-language publications of the last thirty-five years have addressed these pivotal events. In Ostkrieg: Hitler's War of Extermination in the East, Stephen G. Fritz bridges the gap in scholarship by incorporating historical research from the last several decades into an accessible, comprehensive, and coherent narrative. His analysis of the Russo-German War from a German perspective covers all aspects of the eastern front, demonstrating the interrelation of military events, economic policy, resource exploitation, and racial policy that first motivated the invasion. This in-depth account challenges accepted notions about World War II and promotes greater understanding of a topic that has been neglected by historians.
Summary Book Review Barbarossa by Jonathan Dimbleby:
Download or read book Barbarossa written by Jonathan Dimbleby and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2021-04-15 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER 'The best single-volume account of the Barbarossa campaign to date' Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny 'A page-turning descent into Hell and back . . . this fresh and compelling account of Hitler's failed invasion of the Soviet Union should be on everyone's reading list for 2021' Dr Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire _______________________________ The largest military operation in history. The turning point of the Second World War. The most important year of the twentieth century. Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of Russia in June 1941, aimed at nothing less than a war of extermination to annihilate Soviet communism, liquidate the Jews and create Lebensraum for the German master race. But it led to the destruction of the Third Reich, and was cataclysmic for Germany with millions of men killed, wounded or registered as missing in action. It was this colossal mistake -- rather than any action in Western Europe -- that lost Hitler the Second World War. Drawing on hitherto unseen archival material, including previously untranslated Russian sources, Jonathan Dimbleby puts Barbarossa in its proper place in history for the first time. From its origins in the ashes of the First World War to its impact on post-war Europe, and covering the military, political and diplomatic story from all sides, he paints a full and vivid picture of this monumental campaign whose full nature and impact has remained unexplored. Written with authority and humanity, Barbarossa is a masterwork that transforms our understanding of the Second World War and of the twentieth century. _______________________________ 'Superb. . . stays with you long after you have finished' Henry Hemming, bestselling author of Our Man in New York 'A chilling account of war at its worst' Bear Grylls
Summary Book Review A Handbook on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Spatial Planning by Economic Commission for Europe:
Download or read book A Handbook on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Spatial Planning written by Economic Commission for Europe and published by United Nations. This book was released on 2020-10-29 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This publication has been designed to assist member States in integrating transport, health, quality of life and environmental objectives into urban and spatial planning policies. It provides many references to case studies, good practices and examples from cities across the Euro-Asian region (and beyond) covering a wide array of thematic areas, including: the future of sustainable urban mobility; spatial planning in function of sustainable urban mobility and accessibility; public transport planning as a cornerstone of sustainable urban mobility; active mobility and how it promotes health and the environment; and the potential of Intelligent Transport Systems in an urban context. The publication puts forward a methodology for sustainable urban transport planning and introduces a concise set of key messages and recommendations as an input to the Fifth High-level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment which takes place in Vienna from 26-27 November 2020.
Summary Book Review Borodino Field 1812 & 1941 by Robert Kershaw:
Download or read book Borodino Field 1812 & 1941 written by Robert Kershaw and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2021-04-20 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Battle of Borodino resonates with the patriotic soul of Mother Russia. The epic confrontation in September 1812 was the single bloodiest day of the Napoleonic Wars, leaving France’s Grande Armée limping to the gates of Moscow and on to catastrophe in snow and ice. Generations later, in October 1941, an equally bitter battle was fought at Borodino. This time Hitler’s SS and Panzers came up against elite Siberian troops defending Stalin’s Moscow. Remarkably, both conflicts took place in the same woods and gullies that follow the sinuous line of the Koloch River. Borodino Field relates the gruelling experience of the French army in Russia, juxtaposed with the personal accounts, diaries and letters of SS and Panzer soldiers during the Second World War. Acclaimed historian Robert Kershaw draws on previously untapped archives to narrate the odyssey of soldiers who marched along identical tracks and roads on the 1,000-kilometre route to Moscow, and reveals the astonishing parallels and contrasts between two battles fought on Russian terrain over 100 years apart.
Summary Book Review Sealing Their Fate by David Downing:
Download or read book Sealing Their Fate written by David Downing and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-05-26 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the Japanese fleet prepared to sail from Japan to Pearl Harbor, the German army was launching its final desperate assault on Moscow, while the British were planning a decisive blow against Rommel in North Africa. The British conquered the desert, the Germans succumbed to Moscow's winter, and the Japanese awakened the sleeping giant of American might. In just three weeks, from November 17 to December 8, the course of World War II was decided and the fate of Germany and Japan was sealed. With new insight and a fresh perspective, David Downing tells the story of these crucial days, shifting the riveting narrative from snowbound Russian villages to the stormy northern Pacific, from the North African desert to Europe's warring capitals, and from Tokyo to Washington.
Summary Book Review World War II by Nathaniel Harris:
Download or read book World War II written by Nathaniel Harris and published by Encyclopaedia Britannica. This book was released on 2015-01-01 with total page 49 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written in British English, In World War II, the crises leading up to the war, and the battles at sea, on land and in the air are explored. Pages focus on key events, such as: the German invasion of Poland; the Battle of Britain; the attack on Pearl Harbor; and the destruction of Hiroshima.
Summary Book Review The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: World War II by Jon E. Lewis:
Download or read book The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: World War II written by Jon E. Lewis and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his account of World War II, historian Jon Lewis has selected 300 first-hand accounts, from Heinz Guderian rolling his panzer tank into Poland to VJ Day in London and New York. More than a eyewitness chronicle, this collection gives the reader an insight into how the repercussions from the war shaped our modern world, and how nothing from geo-politics to rock 'n' roll can really be understood without considering it.
Download or read book Moscow written by Christopher Rice and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Capture the essence of Moscow. Visit the 'other' White House, stroll around Red Square and drink the world's finest vodka. Photos, illustrations, unique 3D models and birds-eye-view maps of all the major sites ensure you don't miss a thing. Clue up on the basics, from the most comfortable places to stay (whatever your budget) to the best bars and restaurants. Discover where the locals go, enjoy relaxing entertainment, amazing sites and retail therapy, exciting sports, scenic walks or drives, thematic tours and colourful festivals. All you need for an unforgettable trip.