Saturday, August 04, 2007

Hitler As Military Commander by John Strawson

Hitler As Military Commander by John Strawson describes Hitler's command style throughout the second world war. The book follows the standard view that Hitler was successful when having the initiative but a disastrous failure when being dictated to. There are some iconoclastic opinions here for example that the hold order after the failure to seize Moscow was actually successful and not a mistake. The strategic analysis is excellent explaining some decisions which show the connectedness of the different fronts. The book does not contain endnotes but there is a bibliography.

Highly recommended!

Is available through Abebooks.

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