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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 28 May 2013
I was hugely impressed with this alternative history, I had to keep reminding myself that this was actually fiction and not a real history. Very cleverly written.

I have read many alternative history novels and stories before and this really has to be one of the best ones. I have also read many of the authors previous books before and had mixed feelings about some of them but this is easily the best book he has written.

SPOILER ALERTS -

An interesting plot begins with the Heydrich surviving his Prague posting and working closely with German Intelligence, a new strategy with the German Navy completely destroying and stopping Allied Arctic Convoys supplying the USSR, Turkey coming in to the war on the German side, Manstein taking over strategy on the Stalingrad front with Paulus being transferred back to Germany all combine in to a plot where the Germans win the battle of Stalingrad and change the whole course of the war!

I wont say much more and leave you to discover the details of how the above happens and to discover the interesting conclusions but it really is a great read.

And the previous two reviewers are discussing the size of the book? Its a standard sized hardback novel with some pictures, photos and maps throughout.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 21 November 2013
Brilliant "what-if" book written in a style reminiscent of Tom Clancy's Red Storm Rising with a view of the war on the Eastern Front from the perspective of real and interesting historical characters e.g Ulrich Rudel (great autobiography by the way)
I was totally gripped by this booked and literally finished it in two sittings (very unusual for me).
Author clearly has an excellent knowledge of the subject and nicely includes the known personalities of those involved like Manstein and Paulus.
Very believable account and nicely written.
If I have any negatives it would be that it's a little too tidily sewn up at the end (although the pedant in me baulks at Messerschmitt Bf109's being called Me109's...grrrr)
As a student of WW2 military Ostfront history I enjoyed it immensely.
Must get some more of this guy's books!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 January 2014
Usually with Mr Tsouras books come away happy with the alternative story. Not so with this one. Although the book states it's is well researched there are too many niggling errors regarding ship specific details and the ease that some ships are sunk just to fit the story alternative path in history. Mmmmm
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 August 2014
This is well-written, credible and engaging. Though I also doubt the naval battle outcome (the KGVs were tough) the book underlines the importance of the arctic convoys to Russia, and the valour of those who served in them. Only reservation is that more maps are needed to keep pace with the action.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 November 2014
An enjoyable alternative history in the same vein as the author's Disaster at D-Day: The Germans Defeat the Allies,June 1944 and similar to Moscow Option: An Alternative Second World War.

If I was going to point out a weakness I thought the naval battle over PQ17 a little far fetched.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 March 2014
As written above a good alternative history should have some relevance to the story it is telling. Where alternative makes nonsense of something that could not have happened as this boook has. I did not care gor iot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 May 2014
The first half of the book leaves you thinking "What's this all about?" The second part of the book pulls it all together and I absolutely LOVED Tsouras's little joke at the very end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 March 2014
Enjoyable comic romp through World War two its a shame that the war did,nt finish then with the 2 evil tyrants getting their comeuppance1
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 February 2014
The way things should have happened!! Thoroughly enjoyable and so close to what might have been. Well done and thank you.
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on 17 March 2014
1942 really was the tipping point of the war and fro all the vast size and resources of the Soviet Union the German operation in the Caucasus really threatened the survival of the Soviet state.

I hope the author produces more.
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