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amazing research had gone into this title. be prepared to rethink and relearn almost everything you thought you knew about the German struggle in the east. kudos to the producers of this selection. Hope for more of the same caliber WW2 east front titles.
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An academic analysis that is not well supported by other audiobooks I have listened to such as "The Forgotten Soldier." The argument is made that the German forces stayed well equipped with plenty of tanks and motorized units. But the story is more complex than that. One idea could be that machinery was over-counted because it took into consideration broken down and obsolete systems. A thorough accounting of the numbers of tanks, etc. was presented, but this information might only be useful to someone doing research.
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An in-depth and listenable scholarly rebuttal of the West's long-held belief that Nazi Germany was defeated solely due to Soviet weight of numbers and Hitler's meddling in military affairs. Beliefs coloured by postwar German memoirs shown to be inaccurate, the paucity of postwar material from a necessarily totalitarian Soviet state, plus the Western Cold War reflex to repudiate Russian WW2 competence and battlefield superiority. So the myth of Wehrmacht military superiority took firm root in the public consciousness. This revision of that misperception is a fascinating explanation of how this came about.