This book traces the development of the Russian Army in reaction to the rise of Hitler. Caught by surprise in 1941, the Red Army had achieved superiority over the Germans by 1943, and had no real need for Western military assistance. The Russians, as this book establishes, won because they had better organization and equipment--i.e., a better and more effective army. By delaying the second front, the Allies gave Stalin the opportunity to enslave Eastern Europe.
About the Author:
Walter S. Dunn, Jr., received an honors degree in history from Durham University, a MA from Wayne State University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He directed various museums from 1956 until he retired in 1989, including the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society. Dunn taught at the University of Wisconsin, the State University of New York College at Buffalo, and Drake University. He has published in the area of 18th-century fur trade, museum administration, and military history.