• Masterly ... a vivid account

    Robert Service, Independent
  • A dramatic and exciting tale ... His set-piece descriptions of such visions of Hell as Stalingrad, the 900-day siege of Leningrad and the crucial battle of Kursk are as fascinating as they are horrifying

    Alan Judd, Sunday Times
  • Overy is a first-class military historian ... He writes concisely and says what he means to say ... Now, we have an authoritative British account that understands both sides, without illusions

    Norman Stone, Spectator
  • Excellent ... Overy tackles this huge, complex and multifaceted story with the vital gifts of clarity and brevity

    Antony Beevor, Literary Review

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