The Resource Barbarossa 1941 : reframing Hitler's invasion of Stalin's Soviet empire, Frank Ellis

Barbarossa 1941 : reframing Hitler's invasion of Stalin's Soviet empire, Frank Ellis

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Barbarossa 1941 : reframing Hitler's invasion of Stalin's Soviet empire
Title
Barbarossa 1941
Title remainder
reframing Hitler's invasion of Stalin's Soviet empire
Statement of responsibility
Frank Ellis
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Language
eng
Summary
Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's plan for invading the Soviet Union, has by now become a familiar tale of overreach, with the Germans blinded to their coming defeat by their initial victory, and the Soviet Union pushing back from the brink of destruction with courageous exploits both reckless and relentless. And while much of this version of the story is true, Frank Ellis tells us in Barbarossa 1941, it also obscures several important historical truths that alter our understanding of the campaign. In this new and intensive investigation of Operation Barbarossa, Ellis draws on a wealth of documents declassified over the past twenty years to challenge the conventional treatment of a critical chapter in the history of World War II. Ellis's close reading of an exceptionally wide range of German and Russian sources leads to a reevaluation of Soviet intelligence assessments of Hitler's intentions, Stalin's complicity in his nation's slippage into existential slaughter, and the influence of the Stalinist regime's reputation for brutality - and a fear of Stalin's expansionist inclinations - on the launching and execution of Operation Barbarossa. Ellis revisits two major controversies relating to Barbarossa - the Soviet preemptive strike thesis put forward in Viktor Suvovrov's book Icebreaker; and the view of the infamous Commissar Order, dictating the execution of a large group of Soviet POWs, as a unique piece of Nazi malevolence. Ellis also analyzes the treatment of Barbarossa in the works of three Soviet-Russian writers - Vasilii Grossman, Alexander Bek, and Konstantin Simonov - and in the first-ever translation of the diary kept by a German soldier in the 20th Panzer Division, bringing the campaign back to the daily realities of dangers and frustrations encountered by German troops. -- from dust jacket
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1953-
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Ellis, Frank
Dewey number
940.54/217
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D764
LC item number
.E287 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern war studies
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soviet Union
  • German Occupation of Soviet Union (1941-1944)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Military campaigns
  • Eastern Front (World War (1939-1945))
  • Soviet Union
  • Operation Barbarossa 1941
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Barbarossa 1941 : reframing Hitler's invasion of Stalin's Soviet empire, Frank Ellis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 545-549) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unternehmen Barbarossa: conception, planning, and execution -- The Commissar Order: reflections on an enduring controversy -- Dance of the snakes: Soviet and German diplomacy, August 1939-June 1941 -- The Soviet intelligence assessment of German military intentions, 1939-1941 -- NKVD operations during Barbarossa, 1941-1942 -- 20th Panzer Division and the diary of Gefreiter H.C. von Wiedebach-Nostitz -- The German invasion in Soviet-Russian war literature -- Viktor Suvorov, the Stalin attack thesis, and the start of World War II -- The legacy of Unternehmen Barbarossa
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 568 pages
Isbn
9780700621453
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015026181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913164160
  • (OCoLC)ocn913164160
Label
Barbarossa 1941 : reframing Hitler's invasion of Stalin's Soviet empire, Frank Ellis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 545-549) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unternehmen Barbarossa: conception, planning, and execution -- The Commissar Order: reflections on an enduring controversy -- Dance of the snakes: Soviet and German diplomacy, August 1939-June 1941 -- The Soviet intelligence assessment of German military intentions, 1939-1941 -- NKVD operations during Barbarossa, 1941-1942 -- 20th Panzer Division and the diary of Gefreiter H.C. von Wiedebach-Nostitz -- The German invasion in Soviet-Russian war literature -- Viktor Suvorov, the Stalin attack thesis, and the start of World War II -- The legacy of Unternehmen Barbarossa
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 568 pages
Isbn
9780700621453
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015026181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913164160
  • (OCoLC)ocn913164160

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