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From Peace to War
Germany, Soviet Russia, and the World, 1939-1941
Edited by Bernd Wegner
Translated from the German
ISBN 978-1-57181-882-9 $179.00/£132.00 Hb Published (January 1997)
"This collection provides a wealth of excellent research and insight. Students and specialists in the area will benefit greatly from this collaborative effort." · Canadian Journal of History
"... the greatest merit of this collection of essays is that with its help the reader can get acquainted with a great many major themes of this episode in German-Russian relations and, moreover, often see them addressed from different viewpoints and with different complementary conclusions." · H-Net Reviews (H-German)
"... an outstanding and most comprehensive work on the history and development of the Russian campaign." · Die Zeit
"... a work which marks an important direction in the study of this relationship and the war itself, which has hitherto been the subject of so much mythologising." · John Erickson, University of Edinburgh
The German attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941 represents one of the major caesuras in European history. Its consequences could still be felt fifty years later. Thirty-five historians from nine different countries (including the former Soviet Union) offer a comprehensive survey of the origins, course and long-term impact of this event. The volume is not merely concerned with political and military history, but also with the experiences of ordinary soldiers and civilians.
Bernd Wegner is Professor of Modern History at the University of Hamburg.
Area: Germany Central/Eastern Europe
Part I: The Period of Soviet-German Partnership Part II: Operation Barbarossa: Political Preconditions, Strategic Planning and Military Consequences Part III: Politics and Experience of the War of Annihilation Part IV: Soviet Politics and War Strategy 1941 Part V: Germany and the Soviet Union in International Politics
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