• Where the Iron Crosses Grow

  • The Crimea 1941-44
  • By: Robert Forczyk
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-21-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (113 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Crimea was one of the crucibles of the war on the Eastern Front, where first a Soviet and then a German army were surrounded, fought desperate battles, and were eventually destroyed. The fighting in the region was unusual for the Eastern Front in many ways, in that naval supply, amphibious landings, and naval evacuation played major roles, while both sides were also conducting ethnic cleansing as part of their strategy - the Germans eliminating the Jews and the Soviets purging the region of Tartars.
From 1941, when the Soviets first created the Sevastopol fortified region, the Crimea was a focal point of the war in the East. German forces under the noted commander Manstein conquered the area in 1941-42, which was followed by two years of brutal colonization and occupation before the Soviet counteroffensive in 1944 destroyed the German 17th Army.
©2014 Robert Forczyk (P)2015 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By ryan j diamond on 06-17-16

Superb History

Sure h a great and informative piece of work, I found many facts that I had not previously known, and the narrator kept me engaged in the story throughout, highly recommended.

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1 out of 5 stars
By carol on 03-28-15

Too dull don't recommend

This sounded like a text book. There was almost no sense of the people or there ordeals. Just too dull

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1 out of 5 stars
By PD on 08-20-16

Worst Audiobook Ever

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The narration of this book is so bad I could not listen to it. I've come back to it 3 times but it sounds like it's being read by a Robot. An awful performance that's ruined what is probably a good book.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By jules on 12-18-16

should have bought the actual book

This book is a fascinating read full of well researched facts however the robotic style of the narrator seriously detracts from the books merits.

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