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Kiev 1941

Hitler's Battle for Supremacy in the East
Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
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In just four weeks in the summer of 1941 the German Wehrmacht wrought unprecedented destruction on four Soviet armies, conquering central Ukraine and killing or capturing three quarters of a million men. This was the Battle of Kiev - one of the largest and most decisive battles of World War II and, for Hitler and Stalin, a battle of crucial importance. For the first time, David Stahel charts the battle's dramatic course and aftermath, uncovering the irreplaceable losses suffered by Germany's "panzer groups" despite their battlefield gains, and the implications of these losses for the German war effort. He illuminates the inner workings of the German army, as well as the experiences of ordinary soldiers, showing that with the Russian winter looming and Soviet resistance still unbroken, victory came at huge cost and confirmed the turning point in Germany's war in the East.

©2012 David Stahel (P)2019 Tantor

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Exhaustive analysis

Book reaches wide, covering events before and after the battle. Nothing major to hold against it, other than the fact that it may have repeated some points a few times too many. I applaud the author for delving deep into decidedly unglamorous realm of logistical framework of the conflict. The light it sheds upon shockingly ramshackle state of logistics and frontline transportation assets is perhaps the biggest contribution of the book to the study of the War in the East (or, Great Patriotic War, if you prefer).

Solid academic study, that does not seem to fall into the trap of leaning heavily into merely trusting accounts of either adversary. Clearheaded, thorough work. Not a light reading, obviously.

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Best book ever on the Battle!

I hope David can get his other two books out on audio!!!
Very good narration and pronunciations of German and Russian. Awesome!