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  • Soviet Union in World War 2

  • A Captivating Guide to Life in the Soviet Union and Some of the Main Events on the Eastern Front Such as the Battle of Stalingrad, Battle of Kursk, and Siege of Leningrad
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Categories: History, Europe

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If you want to learn about the Soviet Union and Eastern Front during World War 2, then pay attention...

No nation suffered more losses during the Second World War than the Soviet Union. The figure most historians recognize as roughly accurate is 20 million. The exact figure is impossible to tally for a number of reasons: destroyed records, inexact pre-war records, Soviet politicization of the population figures before and after the war, and much more.

No matter what the exact total was, what is known is that the Soviet population only recovered its losses from the war in the late 1950s. For those of you unfamiliar with WWII, the combined losses sustained by the United States and Great Britain were just over 800,000 dead. The Soviets lost that many people during the Siege of Leningrad alone.

In Soviet Union in World War 2: A Captivating Guide to Life in the Soviet Union and Some of the Main Events on the Eastern Front Such as the Battle of Stalingrad, Battle of Kursk, and Siege of Leningrad, you will discover topics such as:

  • Before the War
  • Stalinism
  • 1938 and 1939
  • Interlude
  • Barbarossa
  • War of Extermination
  • The Major Battles
  • And much, much more!

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  • Luetta Trahan
  • 06-12-2020

Excellent account

As the author claims, never in the long history of human affliction has there been such a cruel and deliberate siege as this; therein lies the importance of this book.

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  • Jule Gillooly
  • 06-12-2020

This audiobook changed my view of Soviet American

This audiobook changed my view of Soviet American politics. These 900 days had, in my opinion, a profound effect on Russian and Soviet politics for decades to come.

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  • Wan Salva
  • 06-12-2020

Crazy but true

Dark and fascinating details of the siege. True stories of dogs transformed into living anti-tank bombs, people eating cups of molasses-saturated soil or eating glued book bindings, cannibalism, and more - American civilians know nothing about war. A book of horrors.

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  • Winston Chute
  • 06-12-2020

WWII history buff.

In a global experience of superlatives as horrific as WWII, it is almost criminal that the Siege of Leningrad is not discussed more often, or at least more enthusiastically recognized for the terror that it was.

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  • Darius Peoples
  • 06-12-2020

Thoroughly good, but stay with it!

There are many heroes of WW2; Joe is one of them and there are countless stories to be told of other heroes. I enjoyed the insight into the Russian part of the war. That story doesn't get told very oftentimes.

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  • mrs m plank
  • 21-01-2021

Short and very informtive

Does not get bogged down by too much military detail.
The facts are horrific and reminds us of what a waste of life war is.

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  • Monnie Olea
  • 02-12-2020

It is a very interesting book

It is a very enjoyable book not only from a historical point of view but also it assists you to follow all the difficulties the civilians went through in order to fight against an invading army.

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  • Huong Lymon
  • 02-12-2020

Eye opening

This audiobook is based on actual historical documents and personal stories of the siege but is written engagingly so even a layman such as myself can understand it.

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  • Niki Ruffing
  • 02-12-2020

Like Russia at War,

Anyone who hasn't learned of the siege of Leningrad, should liksten this audiobook and think about why today's Russians are so scared about the rise of neo-Nazism in Europe.

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  • Bryanna Thurber
  • 02-12-2020

It is well-paced and very interesting.

This excellent audiobook embraces the sufferings of the City of Leningrad from Spring 1941 until the late 1950s

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  • Candice Crayton
  • 02-12-2020

Life in the Soviet Union

it is a history that gives accurate proof of how two relatively advanced countries treated their enemies and their citizens as if they were just tools on a chessboard to be reduced as if there were immense, highly expendable equipment.

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  • Riva Malachi
  • 02-12-2020

Soviet Union in World War 2

If you have any concern about World War II or the history of Russia generally, please get"Soviet Union in World War 2" It and the siege of Leningrad are a monument to the human spirit for all time.

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