Re: X-Post: MiWSR: Heck on Hill, "The Red Army and the Second World War"

The book I just mentioned was first published over 20 years ago and it has the same thesis as Heck's book.....It is doubly odd that someone from Kings would not know, given that House was in England, at Kings London not too long ago, as a student!!!
 

John, the book in question is by Alexander Hill, from University of Calgary.  Timothy Heck, of King's College, is the reviewer.

Re: X-Post: MiWSR: Heck on Hill, "The Red Army and the Second World War"

I don’t know whether John T. Kuehn read my The Red Army and the Second World War before comparing it to David Glantz and Jonathan House’s When Titans Clashed, but it seems that he might not have done, for they are very different books. On page 9 of the introduction to The Red Army and the Second World War, I write:

Re: X-Post: MiWSR: Heck on Hill, "The Red Army and the Second World War"

Stalingrad and Paulus

The failure of Barbarossa in front of Moscow (1941), was followed by the incapacity to capture the oil fields of Baku, the main objective of Operation Blau (1942). According to, controlling Stalingrad was a protection for the German armies in the Caucasus.
As he had already decided in 1941, Hitler chose in 1942 to resist in Stalingrad. Moreover, he transferred German reserves into Tunisia, a consequence of Operation Torch, so depriving the Ost Heer of the potential might to save the 6th Army.

Kritika 21, 2 (Spring 2020) Contents

Posted by Carolyn Pouncy, Managing Editor, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History

Kritika, Volume 21, Number 2 (Spring 2020) Contents

FROM THE EDITORS
On Red-Baiting, Then and Now . . . 229

FORUM: POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CONCEPTS IN THE RUSSIAN ENLIGHTENMENT
Sergey Polskoy
Translation of Political Concepts in 18th-Century Russia: Strategies and Practices . . . 235

Konstantin D. Bugrov
Moralism and Monarchism: Visions of Power in 18th-Century Russia . . . 267

Re: X-Post: MiWSR: Heck on Hill, "The Red Army and the Second World War"

Whenever I read something like this I am amazed at how Jon House is completely neglected. It is known, especially among those of us who worked with him while he was at the US Army Command and General Staff college (twice, once as a young officer and later as a civilian professor), that Jonathan House is a fantastic military historian and has done much to take the encyclopedic, but verbose, writing of Dave Glantz and "synthesize" it into a more accessible narrative, analysis, and often both.

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