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A basic introduction to the Russian campaigns
on 9 April 2015
A little disappointed, frankly. I found this book rather shallow. It is perhaps, a good introduction for say, 5th or 6th former students, seeking to discover more about the German - Russian campaigns. I did not care for its format either. It is in large print, with a simplistic, almost child-like presentation. It attempts to explain far too much in a far too short a book. The German- Russian pre-war relationship is way too over simplified as are other "accounts" of the prelude to war in Europe. Nonetheless, this book would suit anyone looking for a initial overview of the Russian campaign. It is not a book which would bring anything to the reader who already has a reasonable hknowledge of this period of history. I do not condem the book, but would merely caution those more knowledgeable readers, regarding its nature.