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Army Historical Series. CMH Pub. 30-5-1. Describes the German-Soviet conflict in World War II and the events that resulted in the Soviet Union becoming a dominant military power in Europe. L.C. card 67-60001.
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- Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
- Ziemke, Earl F.
- 1968: 561 p.; ill. 1987-repr.
- Cloth bound edition previously sold under S/N 008-029-00005-9. NB1203
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- Army Historical SeriesCenter of Military History Publication 30 5Military HistoryMilitary PowerSoviet UnionWorld War 2Military StrategyBerlin
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- D 114.2:St 1/paper
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- 070JP 279RN 289TI
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Jeff Dawson rated it 5 stars and had this to say,
"This is a must read for anyone interested in the war in the east. Want to know what "The Stavka" and OKW and OKH were thinking and planning as the tide turned after Stalingrad and the "Red Horde" gained the momentum? This book will answer many of the questions.
Earl Ziemke provides an excellent historical account (without commentary)on how Stalin Zhukov, Konev, Rokossovskiy, and host of others planned their offensives. At times you felt you were at the conferences at Rastenburg as Hitler planned blunder after blunder and wasted the precious resources of the Reich up to the inevitable collapse.
One of the most compelling parts of the book that others never really covered was the information on Army Group E in Greece and how the withdrawl was skillfully handled.
I was a little disappointed that the Battles of Berlin and Kursk weren't more in depth, but I realize that wasn't the intent of the book. Ziemke concentrates on how the armies were stationed and the orders issued in all of the major engagements on the Eastern Front.
Absolutely wonderful. This book will stay in my collection for years to come."
Svetlana Karlin rated it 4 stars and had this to say,
"This is a good overview of the events on the Eastern Front. A useful textbook-style reference for dates,locales, and major battles and developments. The writing is dry and academic, but the author is good at delivering and interpreting the facts, which fulfilled my purpose for reading the book."
Eric Walters rated it 3 stars and had this to say,
"Another one of what used to be a standard volume on the war, long since superseded by current Great Patriotic War scholarship. As it reflects the perspectives of the primarily German sources used for it, the work could stand a second edition/update/revision. Eminently readable, it nevertheless contains outdated information and interpretations of the second half of the war."
Patrick patrick rated it 3 stars and had this to say,
" published in 1968. Seldom goes below the division level. Good overview of the war in the east. Readable but dry."
Axis History reveiw .. April 7, 2012 5 stars
http://www.axishistory.com/index.php/books/book-reviews/54-books/books-r... excerpt from review below:
"The book is an operational history of the Soviet-German war from the battle of Stalingrad to the end of the war. It rarely bothers to discuss anything below Army/Army Corps level, and is more concerned with the analysis of the command decisions and the operational movements than with tactical details.
The book is organized on a geographical basis (e.g. Operations in the North), and within those on a timeline basis. This breaks the operations into sectors pretty much based on the German understanding of the war, and may neglect that the Red Army did not view things in the same way, and neglect, particularly in the period it covers, a holistic view of the conflict, since the Germans were mostly reacting to events, not shaping them themselves.
While the book does not intend to cover the period of the war leading up to the end of battle of Stalingrad in the same detail as that what followed, it does contain a section at the start describing the events that led to the start point of the narrative. This enables the reader to follow the whole war by reading it.
My main criticism would be that the book spends too much time on the war in Finland and the Arctic – this is probably a reflection of the recycling of older research by Ziemke that was first published in ‘The Northern Theatre of Operations’ in 1959. While the northern theatre was no doubt interesting, I feel it is blown out of proportion here, and the space could have been used for something else.
For anyone interested in the Soviet-German war, this is a must-have book together with Moscow to Stalingrad, and despite the caveats, it is well deserving of five stars, in my view."
(Reviewed by Andreas Biermann)