First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Pen & Sword Military
ISBN 978 1 84415 923 9
Jacket front flap:
22 June 1941 changed the direction of the Second World War. It also changed the direction of human history. Unleashing a massive, three-pronged assault into Soviet territory, the German army unwittingly created its own nemesis. Thus, for most Russians, 22 June 1941 was a critical point in their nation’s history. After the first day of ‘Barbarossa’ nothing would be the same again – for anyone.
In this book Russians speak of their experiences on that fateful Sunday. Apparently caught off guard by Hitler’s initiative, they struggled to make sense of the disaster that had seemingly struck from nowhere. Generals are scrambling to mobilise ill-prepared divisions, pilots defying orders not to grapple with the mighty Luftwaffe, bewildered soldiers showing individual acts of courage, and civilians dumbstruck by air raid sirens and radio broadcasts telling of German treachery.
Book's condition and details:
A black 'cloth' bound book with bright gilt title to spine in FINE (As new) condition.
Dust wrapper is complete - now in a protective sleeve. Condition is also FINE.
Weight unwrapped 619 grams
Weight wrapped for postage < 750 grams.
186 pages. 160 mm. x 240 mm x 22 mm.
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Price: GBP £10.00 including U.K. postage.
Background adapted from the dust wrapper of BARBAROSSA