Eastern Front Essentials - from detail to broad brush!

A Listmania! list by RW (Sheffield, UK)
 
The Forgotten Soldier (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
1.  The Forgotten Soldier (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) by Guy Sajer
The list author says:
  "Remains, for me, the definitive precursor to a wider interest in the subject of the Eastern Front campaigns.  Graphic and sweeping in its coverage."
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Hitler's Panzers East: World War II Reinterpreted
2.  Hitler's Panzers East: World War II Reinterpreted by R.H.S. Stolfi
The list author says:
  "A classic "What if?" scenario.  The world might well have been a different place!   Fortunately, we are where we are!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Zhukov's Greatest Defeat: The Red Army's Epic Disaster in Operation Mars, 1942 (Modern War Studies)
3.  Zhukov's Greatest Defeat: The Red Army's Epic Disaster in Operation Mars, 1942 (Modern War Studies) by David M. Glantz
The list author says:
  "A compelling and detailed narrative that illustrates both the quality of the German military leadership and the inevitability of defeat by the Soviet's, despite ostensibly catastophic losses."
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Barbarossa: Hitler's Invasion of Russia, 1941
4.  Barbarossa: Hitler's Invasion of Russia, 1941 by David M. Glantz
The list author says:
  "Barbarossa 1941 - Glantz once again relates the sweep of a major campaign with considerable, yet accessible detail.  The authority."
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Hitler's Greatest Defeat: The Collapse of Army Group Centre, June 1944
5.  Hitler's Greatest Defeat: The Collapse of Army Group Centre, June 1944 by Paul Adair
The list author says:
  "Adair's classic account of the rout of German forces caused by Operation Bagration illuminates the sweep of Soviet success for mortals such as we whilst losing no authority as a brilliant study (IMO."
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Blood Red Snow: The Memoirs of a German Soldier on the Eastern Front
6.  Blood Red Snow: The Memoirs of a German Soldier on the Eastern Front by Gunter K. Koschorrek
The list author says:
  "Based on literal sleeve notes, this one takes provides the kind of detail that Guy Sajer conveyed with such eloquence.   Corroboration of the hell of it all."
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Berlin Dance of Death
7.  Berlin Dance of Death by Helmut Altner
The list author says:
  "Altner is slow at first, but you are gradually absorbed into a compelling and moving first hand account of the death throes of the doomed Reich."
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When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler
8.  When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler by David M. Glantz
The list author says:
  "An epic and engrossing account of the Red Army's march to victory after initial set-backs.  Wonderful context for more in-depth reading."
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Stopped at Stalingrad: Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East, 1942-43 (Modern War Studies)
9.  Stopped at Stalingrad: Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East, 1942-43 (Modern War Studies) by Joel S. A. Hayward
The list author says:
  "A revealing account of the centrality of air power issues to the inevitability of the German defeat.   Scholarly and detailed in its treatment."
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Through Hell for Hitler: The Dramatic First-hand Account of Fighting on the Eastern Front with the Wehrmacht in World War II
10.  Through Hell for Hitler: The Dramatic First-hand Account of Fighting on the Eastern Front with the Wehrmacht in World War II by Henry Metelmann
The list author says:
  "Written in a signal box in SE England.   In some ways it seems too closely to parallel the style of Guy Sajer's account, but nonetheless readable."
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Red Storm On The Reich: The Soviet March On Germany, 1945
11.  Red Storm On The Reich: The Soviet March On Germany, 1945 by Christopher Duffy
The list author says:
  "Detailed and accessible description of the Soviet conquest of Germany.  An excellent account."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Last Laurels: The German Defence of Upper Silesia, January-May 1945
12.  Last Laurels: The German Defence of Upper Silesia, January-May 1945 by Georg Gunter
The list author says:
  "Fantasic detail.  Expensive, but worthwhile for Eastern Front addicts!"
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The Forsaken Army (Cassell Military Paperbacks)
13.  The Forsaken Army (Cassell Military Paperbacks) by Heinrich Gerlach
The list author says:
  "Who'd be a landser!  A moving and recommended novelisation of suffering and struggle from one of the 6th's few survivors."
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The Battle of Kursk: Operation Citadel 1943 (Penguin Classic Military History)
14.  The Battle of Kursk: Operation Citadel 1943 (Penguin Classic Military History) by Robin Cross
The list author says:
  "Not gripping, but certainly a useful/readable account of the pivotal role of the German failure in the battles for the Kursk salient and their ultimate part in the attritional defeat of the Germany."
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With Our Backs to Berlin
15.  With Our Backs to Berlin by Tony Le Tissier
The list author says:
  "An interesting collage of first hand accounts of the final days of the Reich."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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