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Author Hartmann, Christian, 1959- author.
Uniform Title Unternehmen Barbarossa. English
Title Operation Barbarossa : Nazi Germany's war in the East, 1941-1945 / Christian Hartmann.
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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 Floor2  D764 .H35613 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xiii, 184 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
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Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-178) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Politics 1940-1941. Europe in July 1940; Hitler's ideology and strategy; The monstrous scheme: a Greater Germanic empire; Stalin's ideology and strategy -- The Eve of War. The invaders; Allies; The Soviet Union's land and people; The defenders -- War 1941-1942. The war from above: overview; 1941: the German invasion; 1942: the second German offensive; The war from below: soldiers and civilians -- The German Occupation. Organization; Between collaboration and resistance: Soviet society under the occupation; Stateless spaces: the erosion of German power -- German War Crimes and Atrocities. Jews; Prisoners of war; Partisans; Leningrad; Economic exploitation; Scorched earth -- Politics 1941-1945. German foreign policy; Soviet foreign policy; The mobilization of Soviet society; The other side of the coin: Soviet war crimes and atrocities 1939-1945 -- War 1943-1945. 1943: the turn of the tide; 1944: the collapse of the Eastern Front; 1945: the Soviet victory; A military reckoning -- Aftermath. The endpoint: Europe in May 1945; The outcome -- Chronology of events -- Further reading -- Photographic acknowledgements.
Summary "The war between Nazi Germany and Stalin's Soviet Union that raged between 1941 and 1945 was unprecedented in the scale of the destruction that it wrought and the deep scars that it left behind. The invasion of the Soviet Union was the conflict that Hitler had always ultimately planned for in his dream of creating a 'Thousand Year Reich'. From the beginning it was a struggle for survival, conducted with great bitterness and savagery by opponents who knew that defeat meant the destruction of everything they stood for. ... Enriched by a wealth of eye-witness testimony from both the Soviet and the German sides, Operation Barbarossa paints a masterly overview of these momentous four years and their human consequences - one that is both gripping and deeply moving." -- Publisher website.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- History -- German occupation, 1941-1944.
ISBN 0199660786 hardback
9780199660780 hardback
OCLC number 854907861