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Really good series of books and excellently narrated by Mr Pacey. Well worth a punt if you like exotic historical who done its.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Started off well enough, but the premise that one man, could drive a T34 inside a truck across western russia, and then drive across the Polish border in the T34 and this would prompt Germany to invade the Soviet Union, is too far fetched.
Germany that still does not have incorportaed the Skoda arms factories into the Reich, nor does it have a land border with Soviet Union. Unless of course Poland sides with Germany.
Stalin according to Sam Eastland is bending backwards to appease Hitler, so the Soviet union can prepare for war. This was true in 1941, after the fall of France, up until then the boot was on the other foot. The Red Army and Air force at this time are the strongest in the world. Far from a policy of apeasement, Stalin is fighting a proxy war against Germany in Spain and in 1940, moves into western Romania within striking distance the only oil fields Germany needs to fight the western allies. A move that confirms Hitlers belief that Soviet Union will strike against Germany soon.
Also the T34 cannot be driven and fought by one man, there are no seperate drivers and machinegunner compartments, the crew is not 5 but 4.
Has The Red Coffin put you off other books in this genre?