By David M. Glantz
By the point Pearl Harbor had ripped aside America's peacetime pretensions, the German blitzkrieg had already blasted the crimson military again to the gates of Moscow. but, below 4 years later, the Soviet hammer-and-sickle flew above the ruins of Berlin, stark image of a magnificent comeback that destroyed the German military and shattered Hitler's imperial designs. instructed in rapid stirring prose, whilst Titans Clashed offers the 1st complete account of this epic fight from the Soviet viewpoint. David Glantz, one of many world's premiere specialists at the Soviet army, and Jonathan condo current a essentially new interpretation of what the Russians referred to as the "Great Patriotic War." in keeping with remarkable entry to previously labeled Soviet assets, they counter the German point of view that has ruled earlier debts and significantly revise our realizing of the Soviet event in the course of international struggle II. putting the battle inside its wider political, financial, and social contexts, the authors recount how the decided Soviets overcame their preliminary failures to defeat the main robust military ever assembled. As they vividly convey, this really used to be struggle waged on a mammoth scale, sweeping throughout a half-million sq. miles from Moscow to Berlin, that includes enormous offensives and counteroffensives, and finally costing each side mixed a magnificent 40 million casualties. Their paintings bargains new revelations on Soviet approach and strategies, Stalin's position as ideal commander of the pink military, the emergence of leading edge and brave commanders within the crucible of wrestle, various formerly hid or missed army operations, German miscalculations at the street to the purple capital, the impact of D-Day and the "second entrance" at the Soviet attempt, and the war's devastating impression at the Soviet financial system and civilian inhabitants. a necessary quantity for a person drawn to global struggle II or Soviet heritage, whilst Titans Clashed will switch eternally how we glance at one of many maximum army confrontations in international historical past. This e-book is a part of the trendy battle experiences sequence.