• "James Holland has established himself as one of the premier World War II Historians"

    History of War
  • "Holland shoots down the myth of German invincibility . . . All the great turning points of 1941-43 are here. A triumph"

    Sunday Express
  • "Makes us eager for the third and final part of what now ranks as a towering work of historical research and writing"

    Nigel Jones, BBC History Magazine
  • "Holland brings a fresh eye to the ebb and flow of the conflict . . . [A] majestic saga"

    Literary Review
  • "This second volume easily reaches the benchmark set by it’s predecessor . . . the style is crisp, engaging, absorbing, it really does have the feel of a fresh and revisionist perspective on the momentous events that occurred between 1941 and 1943"