Sunday, February 4, 2007

Barbarossa: The First Seven Days: Nazi Germany's 1941 Invasion of the Soviet Union by Will Fowler

Nothing new presented in the book, small bibliography, and when I came upon this "Army Group South and Luftflotte 4 consisted of 3 million men, 600,000 vehicles, 750,000 horses, 3580 tanks, 7184 guns and 1830 aircraft." (pg. 144) I didn't know if it was for the Germans or Soviets (obviously it's for the Germans since it's Army Group South and Luftflotte, but the numbers are just SO large), it would be overkill for either side in terms of 'men' alone. Instead of this book consider buying Glantz's "Barbarossa" or Kershaw's "War without Garlands", MUCH better than this book in ALL categories.

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