The Initial Period of War on the Eastern Front, 22 June – August 1941: Proceedings of the Fourth Art of War Symposium, Garmisch, October, 1987 (Soviet (Russian) Military Experience)

The Initial Period of War on the Eastern Front, 22 June - August 1941: Proceedings of the Fourth Art of War Symposium, Garmisch, October, 1987 (Soviet (Russian) Military Experience) Book Cover The Initial Period of War on the Eastern Front, 22 June - August 1941: Proceedings of the Fourth Art of War Symposium, Garmisch, October, 1987 (Soviet (Russian) Military Experience)
David Glantz
Military History
Routledge
1997
Paperback
528

This is an excellent, detailed description of certain parts of the front during the initial days of the war in Russia. It also includes a decent account of the battles around Smolensk. The battles around Dubno are presented in great detail from the Soviet side, with more general accounts from the German side. There are very many maps, but unfortunately they are of rather low quality. Overall, however, I'd give this part of the book five stars.

However, the book also includes reminiscences by German officers and transcripts of various panel discussions involving some former German officers and various academics. I frankly found these sections of the book disappointing and not very illuminating, so overall think that four stars is about right.

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