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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best accounts of the Great Patriotic War I have read., 11 Feb 2012
This review is from: Marshal Zhukov at the Oder: The Decisive Battle for Berlin (Hardcover)
This is an almost minute by minute, blow by blow account of the final drive on Berlin by the Red Army. The detail is impressive but easy to get bogged down in and confused by if you let your concentration slip. There are plenty of diagrams to aid your comprehension but I found many of them incomprehensible (probably my fault rather than that of the detailed maps).
What this book does convey is a good sense of the horror of those days, the squandering of life, the ruthlessness of the fighting. The way that commanders on both sides had their hands tied by two different paranoid mad men fighting multiple battles according to personal agendas which cared little for the pawns on the battlefield.
The dense narrative is helped by the intervention of the diaries of those fighting on both sides which helps to inject a little humanity into what is at times quite a heavy technical read.
I have read a number of Tony Le Tissiers books and appreciate the detail he goes into yet maintains a readable narrative. Highly recommended to those interested in recent history especially now that we have access to a fuller account of events.
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