HITLER'S DEFEAT IN RUSSIA by General W. Anders

HITLER'S DEFEAT IN RUSSIA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This serious and vigorous study of one of history's great land battles written by a renowned and experienced Commander-in-Chief of the Free Polish Army will be a must for professionals and students of militarism, and for those who enjoy the post facto ruminations on the chess of war. Drawing from Russian, German and neutral cources, General Anders cites as the reasons for Hitler's defeat four elements about which he organized his study: Hitler's military blunders, notably his failure to recognize the importance of speed of movement, of concentration of forces, and of Moscow air power in the campaign; his moral and psychological blunders in his miscalculation of the Russian people in conceiving of them as a unit and in his misuse of the Russian volunteers who fought with him against the Soviet Regime; the moral and material support of the West; the Anglo-American strategic bombing of the Third Reich and tying up of forces in the West. A concluding chapter on the strengths and weaknesses of Russia especially from a military viewpoint adds to the value of a book that carries the weight of its subject well.

Pub Date: Oct. 12th, 1953
Publisher: Regnery