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  • Author:
    Keith Cumins
  • ISBN:
    1907677232
  • ISBN13:
    978-1907677236
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    Helion and Company; 1st Edition edition (October 5, 2011)
  • Pages:
    400 pages
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    Europe
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Cumins’ book is a notable success. For those with knowledge of specific battles or events on the Eastern Front, this book will serve to place those events into a meaningful overall context. While not adding new information to the Barbarossa story he succeeds admirably in condensing the complexity of the operation into a manageable and useful narrative at both the strategic and operational levels of engagement. Source: RCAF Journal.

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NEW Cataclysm By Keith Cumins Paperback Free Shipping. As Winston Churchill acknowledged, the Red Army tore the guts out of the Wehrmacht, and the story of how that happened, a story in which the events at Stalingrad were just one part, deserves to be told with greater frequency and to be understood more widely. See all. About this item.

Cataclysm focuses on the ground fighting along the Eastern Front, for it was .

Cataclysm focuses on the ground fighting along the Eastern Front, for it was overwhelmingly the ground war that determined the outcome of the conflict. For anyone wishing to understand the war in on the Eastern Front, Cataclysm is essential reading, and the book will prove to be an invaluable addition to any bookshelf. Cumins’ book is a notable success. Helion & Company Ltd.

Cataclysm' focuses on the ground fighting along the Eastern Front, for it was overwhelmingly the ground war that . For anyone wishing to understand the war in on the Eastern Front, 'Cataclysm' is essential reading, and the book will prove to be an invaluable addition to any bookshelf.

Cataclysm' focuses on the ground fighting along the Eastern Front, for it was overwhelmingly the ground war that determined the outcome of the conflict.

The significance of the Second World War and its relevance to the lives of so many, has generated a legacy of published material on the topic sufficient to fill a library quite a few times over

The significance of the Second World War and its relevance to the lives of so many, has generated a legacy of published material on the topic sufficient to fill a library quite a few times over.

Eastern Front the Soviet-German War 1941-45. Breaking the chains 14 ision der SS and other Ukrainian volunteer formations, Eastern Front, 1941-45. How has war in the air changed over time? KS3-4. Over two million American servicemen passed through Britain during the Second World War. In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Their job was to man and maintain the vast fleets of aircraft needed to attack German cities and industry. Imperial War Museums home Connect with IWM.

Cataclysm : the war on the Eastern Front, 1941-45, by: Cumins, Keith. Eastern Front combat : the German soldier in battle from Stalingrad to Berlin, Published: (2008). Crucible of combat : Germany's defensive battles in the Ukraine, 1943-44, by: Hinze, Rolf, 1922- Published: (2009).

It has been more than 60 years since the end of the Second World War, a conflict that shaped the second half of the Twentieth Century. The significance of the war, and its relevance to the lives of so many, has generated a legacy of published material on the topic sufficient to fill a library. Yet disproportionately few publications deal exclusively with the true cauldron of the conflict - the brutal and uncompromising war between Germany and the Soviet Union; and fewer still attempt to provide, in a single volume, a comprehensive overview of that war from the commencement of Operation Barbarossa to the last battle in the rubble-strewn streets of Berlin. Drawing on information from Soviet archives that have only become available since the collapse of the Soviet Union, 'Cataclysm: The War on the Eastern Front 1941-1945', is unquestionably the most successful attempt so far to achieve that goal. As Winston Churchill acknowledged, the Red Army tore the guts out of the Wehrmacht, and the story of how that happened, a story in which the events at Stalingrad were just one part, deserves to be told with greater frequency and to be understood more widely. From the enormous amount of detailed information currently available on the military struggle on the Eastern Front, condensing the events of a war of such scale and duration into a succinct narrative in a meaningful and balanced way has long been a challenging task. Yet the mortal conflict between Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia is deserving of the effort. 'Cataclysm' focuses on the ground fighting along the Eastern Front, for it was overwhelmingly the ground war that determined the outcome of the conflict. With the aid of concise supporting maps, the book provides a clear and comprehensive account of the ebb and flow of a four-year long conflict conducted across a thousand miles of frontline in the vast region between the Elbe and Volga. Describing the conflict in a predominantly chronological manner, the book's narrative nonetheless maintains an easy, flowing style, relating with clarity the sequence of events as the interwoven campaigns on different sectors of the long frontline unfolded. For anyone wishing to understand the war in on the Eastern Front, 'Cataclysm' is essential reading, and the book will prove to be an invaluable addition to any bookshelf.

Rolorel
This is not a story of an individual experience, but rather a recounting of how armies clashed through a titanic struggle. I'm amazed that enough records survived in order to create this history.
Memuro
After a friend recommended this book, I decided to give it a try, I wanted to compare it with a recently read book that was thought highly of: "Ostkrieg" by Stephen Fritz. After reading the reviewed book it turns out that its closer in texture and format to "500 Days" by Sean McAteer, for its main focus is on the operational arena of the Russo-German War. Ostkrieg, which has about 200 more pages and has a much broader view of the war, covering not only the operational but also the political, ideological, social and spends ample time discussing Hitler. It also has extensive Notes and Bibliography. If you're looking for a broad spectrum summary then "Ostkrieg" is a good choice.

Even though "Ostkrieg" is the more informative book, I enjoyed reading "Cataclysm" very much since its coverage was always operational in nature and if your main interest is operational, you will not be slowed down by reading many other topics that might distract you from your main interest.
The writing is very concise and you will have a massive amount of information at your disposal and with the really useful Index, you shouldn't have much trouble finding specific events, units or people. When reading about the different operations, the author usually provides the key units involved in the fighting along with their commanders. A brief background and analysis of both sides is also included with the operational data and while the commentary is not the equal of a David Glantz book its still quite good and helpful. The narrative portion of this book is only 296 pages so the depth of this operational background info is limited and the transistion from one operation to the next is often abrupt. The big picture is not always fully developed.
After a brief introduction of pre invasion status, the author jumps quickly into Operation Barbarossa and for the next two years until Operation Citadel the coverage is good. After Citadel and until you reach the assault of Berlin, the coverage seems to dwindle some. However the author makes up for it by having good coverage of the fall of Berlin. You can supplement your reading of this last year and half by reading Sean McAteer's "500 Days".

There are also 32 color maps which shows deployments, axes of attacks, key towns and rivers. They cover the main front lines at key points in the war as well as key operations but the smaller operations that are presented in the narrative may not be covered. As you're reading, map references are presented to make it easy to study the correct map relating to what your're currently reading. These maps are good enough to be a helpful reference when reading other books. There is also a small set of photos of officers of both sides as well as equipment and battlefield coverage.
An Appendix is also presented that has Orders of Battle for different time periods for both sides. There is also a list of name changes. It includes about 50 towns that had their names changed after the war. It might come in handy for some. There is also a brief Bibliography and an Index but no Notes. I find an absence of Notes disturbing as well as having an obviously culled Bibliography. Though having written smaller works before, this is the author's first major historical and it would be a little more comforting to link some of your facts to its original source with extensive notes.

I enjoyed this book as an independent source and most likely those who also favor the operational will like it but for some this book will be too limiting in scope and then the book should be considered supplemental reading along with books like "Ostkrieg" or "Clash of Titans" by David Glantz or "Absolute War" by Chris Bellamy for there is additional info in this book that these other books don't cover.
Morlunn
I got the Kindle edition. Very detailed book, with lots of units specified and a plethora of place names. Just could not follow in kindle format. If you are a serious eastern front guy, with access to detailed maps, this book is for you.
Globus
Well written text of the military movements during the Easter campaign. More of a textbook than a narrative. Good maps and photos.
Xanna
Need to take notes to follow this. Busy somewhat confusing. No personal stories. Talks about all the divisions regiments engaged in agnasim. Was hoping for a more personal discussion of the war. Not a list of regiments. Boring
Burking
The product was delivered instantly to my I-pad and I have not experienced any difficulty with it. The quality is fine.