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  • Enduring the Whirlwind

  • The German Army and the Russo-German War 1941-1943
  • By: Gregory Liedtke
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
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Despite the best efforts of a number of historians, many aspects of the ferocious struggle between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during the Second World War remain obscure or shrouded in myth. One of the most persistent of these is the notion - largely created by many former members of its own officer corps in the immediate postwar period - that the German Army was a paragon of military professionalism and operational proficiency whose defeat on the Eastern Front was solely attributable to the amateurish meddling of a crazed former Corporal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beat audible since David Gland Stalingrad

  • By abulbulian on 03-24-18

Great thesis, tons of facts.

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-21-18

If you are interested in lots of numbers, this book is for you. The thesis explores the idea that Germany lost WWII, not because of the onslaught of Soviet forces, but rather key strategic and logistical reasons. However, rather than using personal accounts, it goes into a long and detailed logistics analysis citing countless unit and division strengths and weaknesses throughout the war.

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