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A comprehensive history of the campaign.,
This review is from: The Road To Berlin: Stalin's War with Germany Vol 2 (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) (Paperback)
This book is a very comprehensive description of the war in the east from late 1942 to the end of the war. I have read a number of books before on the Eastern Front, but this book added to my knowledge considerably.If you are looking for a detailed, blow by blow, account of the battles in the east then this is for you.
However it is keeping with the rest of the book that this book simply ends after detailing the last major battle of the war in Europe (around Prague). With no concluding chapter. This is a book almost solely focused on the details of the campaigns themselves. Details of the wider picture, like Soviet war production, are almost entirely absent as are the front line accounts seen in more populist books.
I have rated this book therefore purely on how well it achieves what it has set out to do. In that regard a lack of maps, or their strange placing in the book (often pages after the start of describing the battles to which they relate), means that this book cannot achieve 5 stars.