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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, neutral tone
This book describes Soviet destruction of German Army group centre. It provides reader with some bacground on Soviet and German militaries and their command sistem but that doesn't distract from main thing. While most of the book is description of actions it details some things with first hand memories and unit diaries from both sides. What I find specially praiseworthy...
Published on 9 Sep 2001 by Luka Novak

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I was disappointed by this book, I felt the author spent way too much time discussing everything else bar the actual subject of the book.
After discussing the leaders, the armies etc, he finally moves onto the subject of the defeat of Army Group Centre and all of a sudden its over!

I feel there has to be better accounts of this battle out to read then this...
Published on 13 Nov 2007 by Carl


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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, neutral tone, 9 Sep 2001
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Luka Novak "luxxi" (Ljubljana, Slovenia) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Hitler's Greatest Defeat: The Collapse of Army Group Centre, June 1944 (Cassell Military Paperbacks) (Paperback)
This book describes Soviet destruction of German Army group centre. It provides reader with some bacground on Soviet and German militaries and their command sistem but that doesn't distract from main thing. While most of the book is description of actions it details some things with first hand memories and unit diaries from both sides. What I find specially praiseworthy is that it doesn't portrait Soviets as some barbarians. It states that Soviets didn't always abide to rules of war and executed and tortured captured Germans. But where many books would portrait Germans as poor victims this book just states the facts. Only bad thing is it's lenght. With history and appendicies there isn't much room for actual subject. But good read anyway. I would recomend it as adition to other books that cover wider subject but lack details.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 13 Nov 2007
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Carl (U.K. & U.S.A.) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Hitler's Greatest Defeat: The Collapse of Army Group Centre, June 1944 (Cassell Military Paperbacks) (Paperback)
I was disappointed by this book, I felt the author spent way too much time discussing everything else bar the actual subject of the book.
After discussing the leaders, the armies etc, he finally moves onto the subject of the defeat of Army Group Centre and all of a sudden its over!

I feel there has to be better accounts of this battle out to read then this book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been so much more, 29 Oct 2008
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This review is from: Hitler's Greatest Defeat: The Collapse of Army Group Centre, June 1944 (Cassell Military Paperbacks) (Paperback)
Hitler's Greatest Defeat by Paul Adair deals with a topic which could have created a much better book. Instead what you are left with is a brief overview whcih at times has a muddled chronology and deals with the actual events in a very brisk manner. There are a number of works which deal with this period of warfare in a much better and more authoriative way and therefore I am disappointed by this work which actually focuses on this crucial event. All in all a disappointment.
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