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Intriguing mix of alternative scenarios for WW2,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Hitler Options: Alternate Decisions of World War II (Greenhill Military Paperback) (Paperback)
This book is an excellent collection of chapters on a variety of military theatres in World War 2. Some of the stories are more plausible than the others -- the Japanese landing in the Persian Gulf struck me as the least likely -- but they were all thought-provoking. Could the Germans have conquered Moscow by concentrating on the Soviet capital? Or would the poor roads of Eastern Europe always have limited their pre-Barbarossa build-up in 1941 - and thus limited how far they could have got in that first campaigning season? If the Germans had concentrated on the Mediterranean theatre, would they have driven the British out of Egypt? Could the Allies have lost at D-Day? And could the Germans have got the A-Bomb first? History always seems inevitable. The skill of some of the writers in this book, shows that it isn't like that at all.
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