When Titans clashed : how the Red Army stopped Hitler

  • Lawrence, Kan : University Press of Kansas 1995
Physical description
xi,414 p.,[16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • 070060717X
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-380) and index.
  • The Red Army, 1918-1939 -- Armed Truce, 1939-1941 -- Opposing Armies, 1941 -- German Onslaught -- Soviet Response -- To Moscow -- Rasputitsa, Spring 1942 -- Operation Blau: The German Drive on Stalingrad -- Operation Uranus: The Destruction of Sixth Army -- Rasputitsa and Operational Pause, Spring 1943 -- Kursk to the Dnepr -- Third Winter of the War -- Operation Bagration: The Death of Army Group Center -- Clearing the Flanks -- Battles in the Snow, Winter 1945 -- End Game.
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  • By the time Pearl Harbor had ripped apart America's peacetime pretensions, the German blitzkrieg had already blasted the Red Army back to the gates of Moscow. Yet, less than four years later, the Soviet hammer and sickle flew above the ruins of Berlin, stark symbol of a miraculous comeback that destroyed the German army and shattered Hitler's imperial designs. Told in swift stirring prose, When Titans Clashed provides the first full account of this epic struggle from the Soviet perspective. David Glantz, one of the world's foremost authorities on the Soviet military, and Jonathan House present a fundamentally new interpretation of what the Russians called the "Great Patriotic War." Based on unprecedented access to formerly classified Soviet sources, they counter the German perspective that has dominated previous accounts and radically revise our understanding of the Soviet experience during World War II.