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"In his new interpretation of this little-understood war, Robert Edwards describes one of the most doomed but valiant defences since Thermopylae. He also shows what effects the conflict had on the world in general, and on Germany in particular, as it watched Soviet embarrassment from the sidelines. The result is a compelling and comprehensive account of a conflict that was pregnant with consequences for the rest of the Second World War."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)