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- DescriptionIn November 1941 Hitler ordered German forces to complete the final drive on the Soviet capital, w less than 100 kilometres away. Army Group Centre was pressed into the attack for one last attempt to break Soviet resistance before the onset of winter. From the German perspective the final drive on Moscow had all the ingredients of a dramatic final battle in the east, which, according to previous accounts, only failed at the gates of Moscow. David Stahel w challenges this well-established narrative by demonstrating that the last German offensive of 1941 was a forlorn effort, undermined by operational weakness and poor logistics, and driven forward by what he identifies as National Socialist military thinking. With unparalleled research from previously undocumented army files and soldiers' letters, Stahel takes a fresh look at the battle for Moscow, which even before the Soviet winter offensive, threatened disaster for Germany's war in the east.
- Author BiographyDavid Stahel is the author of four previous books on Nazi Germany's war against the Soviet Union. He completed an MA in War Studies at King's College London (2000) and a PhD at the Humboldt University in Berlin (2007). His research focus has concentrated primarily on the German military in World War II. He is a lecturer in European history at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Dr Stahel is currently working on a follow-up book to The Battle for Moscow, looking at the German retreat in the winter of 1941-2.
- Author(s)David Stahel
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication22/01/2015
- SubjectHistory: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note25 b/w illus. 18 maps 3 tables
- Weight860 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine25 mm
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