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War on the Eastern Front

The German Soldier in Russia 1941-1945
Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: History, Europe
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Dawn on Sunday, June 22, 1941 saw the opening onslaughts of Operation Barbarossa as German forces stormed forward into the Soviet Union. Few of them were to survive the five long years of bitter struggle.

A posting to the Eastern Front during the Second World War was rightly regarded with dread by the German soldiers. They were faced by the unremitting hostility of the climate, the people and even, at times, their own leadership. They saw epic battles such as Stalingrad and Kursk, and yet it was a daily war of attrition which ultimately proved fatal for Hitler's ambition and the German military machine.

In this classic account leading military historian James Lucas examines different aspects of the fighting, from war in the trenches to a bicycle-mounted antitank unit fighting against the oncoming Russian hordes. Told through the experiences of the German soldiers who endured these nightmarish years of warfare, War on the Eastern Front is a unique record of this cataclysmic campaign.

©1979 Cooper and Lucas Ltd (P)2020 Tantor

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  • Bruce R Frank
  • 08-05-2020

Recommended

This book is full of granular detail from the perspective of the common soldier. I found it compelling.

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  • William R. Todd-Mancillas (Name includes hyphen and camptalized M)
  • 05-07-2020

Ww2 Russian army organization, weapons, and tactic

Narration is slightly labored but clear Informative and excellent COMPLEMENT to IVANS’ WAR. This book details above information. IVAN details day-to-day life of Russian grunt.

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  • Decimus
  • 07-06-2020

Easy 5 stars

wish it was longer and more detailed about the battles. I was impressed nonetheless. Easy 5 stars.

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  • terry french
  • 18-08-2020

Great listen

A very well written and researched account on the everyday lives of the soldiers who lived and died in some of the worst conditions imagined..