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Making use of the extensive memoirs of German and Russian soldiers to bring this story to life, Retribution follows on from On A Knife's Edge, which described the encirclement and destruction of the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad and the offensives and counter offensives that followed throughout the winter of 1942-43.
Beginning towards the end of the Battle of Kursk, Retribution tells the story of the massive Soviet offensive that followed the end of Operation Zitadelle, which saw depleted and desperate German troops forced out of Western Ukraine. In this title, critically acclaimed Eastern Front expert Prit Buttar describes in detail the little-known series of near-constant battles that saw a weakened German army confronted by a tactically sophisticated force of over six million Soviet troops. As a result, the Wehrmacht was driven back to the Dnepr and German forces remaining in the Kuban Peninsula south of Rostov were forced back into the Crimea, a retreat which would become one of many in the months that followed.
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Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 was quickly followed by a rapid invasion of Malaya, a plan based entirely on the decisive use of its airpower. While the British was inadequately prepared, they likewise relied on the RAF to defend their colony. The campaign was a short match between Japanese airpower at its peak and an outgunned colonial air force, and its results were stunning.
The subsequent Dutch East Indies campaign was even more dependent on airpower, with Japan having to seize a string of island airfields to support their leapfrog advance. Facing the Japanese was a mixed bag of Allied air units, including the Dutch East Indies Air Squadron and the US Far East Air Force. The RAF fell back to airfields on Sumatra in the last stages of the Malaya campaign, and was involved in the last stages of the campaign to defend the Dutch colony.
For the first time, this study explores these campaigns from an airpower perspective, explaining how and why the Japanese were so devastatingly effective.
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1618 год стал началом самой кровавой войны раннего Нового времени. В бою сошлись крупнейшие державы Западной и Восточной Европы - Германская империя и германские княжества, Франция, Испания, Швеция, воевавшие за веру и политическое первенство. На полях сражений проявили себя виднейшие полководцы той эпохи - шведский король Густав Адольф, Валленштейн и Тилли, в своих кабинетах исхода баталий ждали знаменитые государственные деятели ХVII в. - кардинал Ришелье и канцлер Оксенштирна. Но почему эпицентром войны стали земли Германии и Империи, и что заставило принести в жертву почти шесть миллионов жизней? Почему столетия спустя так неохотно вспоминают ее немецкие корни, а война перестала быть "немецкой"? Можно ли найти альтернативу старым трактовкам, рожденным под влиянием мировоззренческой конъюнктуры и политических постулатов? Можно ли, наконец, попытаться взглянуть на события из их гущи и объяснить трагедию мнением и логикой ее современников? Книга А. Ю. Прокопьева (Институт истории СПбГУ) отвечает на эти и другие вопросы.
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