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Broad overview which is a bit shallow at times,
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Yes, there are fascinating eyewitness reports in this, especially from the Russian private (and civilian) side; but the story is curiously uneven. Great detail and many reminiscences of Stalingrad, as is logical; but after that there are strange lopsided parts - not all that much on Kursk, for instance, or on any other front than the Central one; and a major emphasis on Auschwitz. I suppose the content of the book was partially steered by *what* the participants remembered most/deepest.
For me, this book was a partial disappointment as I was expecting more on the actual campaigns; and what I got was more of the private reminiscences. So my three stars are on my personal experience; it is not that this is a bad book, but it is not what I was hoping for. Parallel with this book I was reading Corneius Ryan's The Last Battle and while that is, of course, only on the final parts of Jones' overview, it has a balance between the campaign and the personal that I prefer.