Red Storm on the Reich: The Soviet March on Germany, 1945

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Routledge, 1991 - History - 403 pages
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The Eastern Front witnessed the critical battles between the German and Russian armies which won and lost the Second World War. In Red Storm on the Reich, Christopher Duffy uncovers a military campaign of unprecedented scale and ferocity during which thirty million lives were lost - a deadly harvest in which the slaughter and suffering of German civilians reached unfathomable dimensions.
By quoting extensively from the memoirs of Soviet and German commanders and the diaries of infantrymen, Red Storm on the Reich brings to life not only the Russian military assault on the lands of Germany, but also the human drama behind what can only be called epic seiges of the fortress cities of Danzig, Kolberg and Breslau.
Christopher Duffy's gripping narrative of this unexplored offensive and the psyches behind it makes for essential reading for all those interested in the Second World War and European history.

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As 1945 opened, the Third Reich was crumbling under crushing body blows from the east and west. The Soviets, who had spent three and a half years fighting the Germans on their own territory, had ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bart Murnion - Goodreads

It's a slice of history that I have not spent much time with. I am fascinated with the rise and fall of Nazi Germany. Although tactical in nature, this book allowed me to get behind the Soviet and ... Read full review

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Christopher Duffy is Professor of Military History at De Montfort University and his many books include Frederick the Great (Routledge, 1989),Seige WArfare (Routledge, 1996) and Military experience in the Age of Reason (Routledge, 1987)

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