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on 19 September 2014
I was disappointed in this book. The pace was slow, much that was potentially interesting was left out, and in general the book added little to the series as a whole.
There were too many brief stories about combatants in various fronts which seemed little more than an attempt to pad out the series.
The concept that Britain and France would join in the war against the Soviet Union for no better reason that Hess asked them is quite frankly ludicrous. It might be plausible to argue that they'd accept an armistice, but expecting us to believe that they'd send troops to fight the Soviets, and then, after some fighting, simply pack up, go home and re-start the war against Germany defies all reason.
Another minor gripe is that the author believes that "England" and "Britain" are interchangeable.