World War II : Trying to comprehend

A Listmania! list by John Ferngrove (Hants UK)
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A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II
1.  A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II by Gerhard L. Weinberg
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  "The big, big picture"
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The World At War - Complete TV Series (11 Disc Box Set) [DVD]
2.  The World At War - Complete TV Series (11 Disc Box Set) [DVD] DVD ~ Laurence Olivier
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  "Consolidating the big, big picture"
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Shostakovich - Symphony No 7
3.  Shostakovich - Symphony No 7 by Dmitry Shostakovich
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  "I become interested specifically in the Russian experience"
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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65
4.  Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65 by Dmitri Shostakovich
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  "Likewise"
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Stalingrad
5.  Stalingrad by Antony Beevor
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  "Epic horror.  Russia and Stalin learn to fight - even more viciously than the Nazis."
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Enemy at the Gates [2001] [DVD]
6.  Enemy at the Gates [2001] [DVD] DVD ~ Jude Law
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  "Fictional but vivid account of the Stalingrad experience."
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The Second World War: Six Volume Set
7.  The Second World War: Six Volume Set by W S Churchill
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  "Reading experience of a lifetime.  Primary sources so must be read with caution.  Outstanding literature."
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Moscow 1941: A City & Its People at War: A City and Its People at War
8.  Moscow 1941: A City & Its People at War: A City and Its People at War by Rodric Braithwaite
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  "The Nazis are halted at last.  Hitler's miscalculation becomes apparent."
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Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-45
9.  Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-45 by Max Hastings
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  "Germany's final agony."
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Rising Sun (Military Classics)
10.  Rising Sun (Military Classics) by John Toland
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  "Japan's war.  Masterpiece of integration of the big picture with on the ground accounts."
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Europe at War 1939-1945: No Simple Victory
11.  Europe at War 1939-1945: No Simple Victory by Norman Davies
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  "Demythologising the war in Europe.  Seeing it for what it really was."
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Europe Central
12.  Europe Central by William T. Vollmann
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  "Absolute literary masterpiece.  Fictionalised accounts of real lives of people placed in agonising moral dilemmas."
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A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924
13.  A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes
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  "Although not WWII it's indespensable for setting the scene for the drama that is to unfold."
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The Battle Of Britain (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
14.  The Battle Of Britain (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ Michael Caine
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  "Wonderful boyhood myth.  Never tire of watching this.  And Ron Goodwin's wonderful score?"
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A Bridge Too Far (2 Disc Special Edition) [1977] [DVD]
15.  A Bridge Too Far (2 Disc Special Edition) [1977] [DVD] DVD ~ Sean Connery
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  "Again, never tire of this one.  First film that got me to imagine being under an artillary barage or to run knowingly into a hail of bullets."
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Downfall (2 Disc Edition) [DVD] [2005]
16.  Downfall (2 Disc Edition) [DVD] [2005] DVD ~ Bruno Ganz
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  "One of the greatest films of all time for so many reasons.  The last days in Hitler's bunker.  The evil.  The fallibility.  The gullibility.  The surreality.  The mundanity.  The smell."
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Band Of Brothers - Complete HBO Series Commemorative Gift Set (6 Disc Box Set) [2001] [DVD]
17.  Band Of Brothers - Complete HBO Series Commemorative Gift Set (6 Disc Box Set) [2001] [DVD] DVD ~ Ron Livingston
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  "Becoming hackneyed through over-screening yet an oustanding achievement."
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Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War
18.  Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War by Chris Bellamy
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  "Detailed acount of the Eastern Front at strategic level.  Includes picture of the real Vasily Zaitsev.  Don't think Rachel Weisz would have thought much of him."
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Battle for Budapest: 100 Days in World War II
19.  Battle for Budapest: 100 Days in World War II by Krisztián Ungváry
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  "Difficult but valuable account of one of the lesser known battles of the Eastern Front"
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