The First Twenty-Four Hours
Pen & Sword 2012
Hardback 208pp Illustrated
9781844159239   Product Code: 20436
The German invasion of Russia in June 1941 was a turning point in the Second World War and also proved a seminal moment in the shaping of the Soviet nation. This history recounts, through Russian eyewitness accounts, the first devastating 24 hours of the campaign during which generals scrambled to marshal their unprepared forces amid the chaos and bewildered soldiers and civilians struggled to come to terms with the shock and devastation of the surprise Nazi attack.