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The campaign )] TJ ET BT 34.016 273.323 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(clearly had a vital effect on the outcome of the Second World War as a whole. It was an historical drama )] TJ ET BT 34.016 259.067 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(with unpredictable turning points. And it was fought on an vast scale and with a correspondingly vast scale )] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.811 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of casualties. There are different ways of trying to comprehend the enormity of what the Russians still call )] TJ ET BT 34.016 230.555 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [('The Great Patriotic War'. The book under review is a companion to an ambitious television documentary )] TJ ET BT 34.016 216.299 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(made in the mid-1990s. They share the same title \(although the documentary had the subtitle 'Blood upon the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 202.043 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Snow'\). The documentary was an Anglo-Russian co-production and credited in Britain to Video Collection )] TJ ET BT 34.016 187.787 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(International. As far as this reviewer knows the series has not yet been transmitted on terrestrial television in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 173.531 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the U.K. and is available only on video. There is no mention of the television series on the book's jacket.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 147.275 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The 'Russia's War' television documentary was a prestige production, with ten 52 minute episodes. Some of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 133.019 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the episodes were introduced by Henry Kissinger. Nigel Hawthorne served as the narrator. The important )] TJ ET BT 34.016 118.763 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Russian historians Dmitrii Volkogonov \(Stalin's biographer\) and Mikhail Semiriaga were credited as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 104.507 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(consultants, alongside Richard Overy; both Volkogonov and Semiriaga appeared on screen in various )] TJ ET BT 34.016 90.251 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(episodes.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 63.995 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The decision of the series makers to frame the history of the war within the longer context of the history of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 49.739 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the Stalin years was a sound one. The source material was riveting. There were dozens of fascinating )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.699 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Review Number:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.443 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(66)] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.187 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publish date:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 541.931 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Monday, 1 March, 1999)] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.675 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Author:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.419 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Richard J. Overy)] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.163 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(ISBN:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 484.907 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(9781575000510)] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.651 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Date of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.395 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1998)] TJ ET BT 34.016 442.139 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Pages:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 427.883 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(415pp.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 413.627 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publisher:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 399.371 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Penguin)] TJ ET BT 34.016 385.115 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publisher url:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 370.859 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(http://www.penguin.co.uk/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780140271690,00.html?strSrchSql=russias%20war%20overy%2A/Russia%27s_War_Richard_Overy)] TJ ET BT 34.016 356.603 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Place of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 342.347 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(New York)] TJ ET BT 34.016 328.091 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Reviewer:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 313.835 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Evan Mawdsley)] TJ ET endstream endobj 8 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F1 /BaseFont /Times-Roman /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 9 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F2 /BaseFont /Times-Italic /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 10 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F3 /BaseFont /Times-Bold /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 11 0 obj << /Type /XObject /Subtype /Image /Width 509 /Height 160 /Filter /FlateDecode /DecodeParms << /Predictor 15 /Colors 3 /Columns 509 /BitsPerComponent 8>> /Mask [ 255 255 255 255 255 255 ] /ColorSpace /DeviceRGB /BitsPerComponent 8 /Length 3280>> stream x[EQ㎦fVttҒ +3O{?lGDQԯDrB^.ϯ%~'0۠/2>0AG_>0j0GCfE67>rB^}@  !&y+r?INp:erc b8f=rQC!~-Wf^^zF[)G 2ޯe7V_Go3Ke GEGOo8rώ#\1ZY~N6^H}yLxS-!:412V+u\-LSO?xVvZ|GjǮT_8EYJF=Tw^ 7GxfN/S:Ʌ~ʟtt?5n÷J'JcF-GVξx{rO~tJd;#a\7}|~y'>}c2C vR}f׈**h.)_&@pfzjsx:5;S\vKhM5j=!Cn+h"u]a EUN]jn=k<,:Ք>sU!ni~6EJ)¦72?G}[y}_vc$t?iSܟ2Zݞ,VN?_`='RFK1A2qv&X_lLRWY'%:I㢖zb_UEx\>&ɆBˏ~K@ \gYØU4}$8Dv!'Q'*+Εj(UCGo[#< 2Ja(sZi9fZKE Rn`u\9r^Zmɯ׹}mstO4uc~#'jEvۼ Dx[z ޏQ4KL5,5u3>i^uÒ-53ba ~,~/pyt1fMU'CVm:qv~=Y'Es"WsφG?l_kN5}],Ow7 uh`xƫ?zMl7ٻv$A(4Dl(wwH} ?=[=S;yC]^BK>㕪9`Z'Wj;E|:bf>kCԘ#RY,iv쵗~}n'"1u" *uO΄/2^Sxr(!/DD\~mJyZ!MmrA!#u[if|99WB WΡpp}w}sh#,\ &:%˳X?D3 %W0cC?o̲^} F3XLVn]Cߖiϧ!7}yZJ#P7]=)7Ρp;>> Ye^xx{Oafw{ ;>4gfLt ʊ:q%#r/)pv!O4wGh|dS ӣݽހ-gVUC'pBxrB^} 7JA^} /'8!`:r?}}],X  }6y!`/~Br?}Q< >k7vx"] ,' .3jn{-i}|~%-};b6#U)7繎kiEw 㤳:E}[޼c"rꬊ7Dc$~"/Y&zSd:tFȌCrʙ`7u .#[-<)j ?TGS(j~oTup(hjU4PlJ=}|it.ҽ@\wʨuXÞZcx18Wo<~ikOg,ވ\^?EneyZcc0[R١z|zv7_m:_n]a?osS3~j^ hD.a_X'KfBX6w wݶ"Oa:,bvhrWH[uCF-Xfc}>x+Rz)2N-B 7y^٨;[/vg? | |2Sve}=o䑰j[vWjF0{굦?VI~}xM(_TlG__+]:#к?S} c>GŸD7 !w{S{B =x7a?oE#)+Gz:o_4Q<;n?\tt7?mGCџQGu4kņOF>F?#} hP&ђߴM#u!.СtL2^#o nIk_i.~7tr@n 1P~3?.[]=S5b߮~Yo^HFH YBi8a4iom>CKgMy*;?zqEӕ` >zB9iFzC?XF?ޟIܰ펉A}{I5ᄊx%ez#Mp@rߎpi]IOVjzuJt\۰f׺u5><,J~PTJp1)}){9N {!`/> endstream endobj 12 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 13 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 197.0117 675.3895 357.3317 687.2695 ] >> endobj 13 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews) >> endobj 14 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 15 0 R >> endobj 15 0 obj << /Length 7491 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(interviewees, from children of purged generals and admirals, to the singer Bulat Okudzhava and the maid )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(who placed the bomb under Wilhelm Kube's bed. A kind of continuity was given by the nonagenarian )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(political cartoonist Boris Efimov, who appeared in several episodes. The series is also worth seeing for a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(range of contemporary film extracts and still photographs that are not available anywhere else. Most of this )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(appeared to be accurate and appropriate, as one would expect from a series produced in part for a knowing )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Russian audience. It is certainly a model compared to the modern British fashion of dumbed-down )] TJ ET BT 34.016 710.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [('historical' documentaries, with reconstructed scenes using actors, excessive 'atmosphere', and ignorant use )] TJ ET BT 34.016 696.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of contemporary film footage.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The 'Russia's War' documentary - for which Professor Overy presumably had limited direct responsibility - )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(was not without its faults. It was difficult to see the relevance of Kissinger's involvement, and his )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(presentation was frankly leaden. Nigel Hawthorne could not be taken completely seriously after 'Yes )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Minister'. Some coaching in pronunciation of Russian and German names would have been effort well spent. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The musical soundtrack was annoying, at least after ten episodes. There was sometimes a stress of mood )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(over clear exposition, and as video military history PolyGram's 'The Battle of Stalingrad' \(1994\) is better. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(More to the point aspects of the editorial 'line' of the series were heavy-handed, with an all-powerful and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(consistently evil Stalin at the back of everything. It is not clear who was responsible for this interpretation; )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Genrikh Borovik and Konstantin Slavin are credited as the writers in all ten episodes. While not taking issue )] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(with the perception of Stalin's unredeemed badness, more is required than this to explain the nature of Soviet )] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(policy before, during, and after the war. Stalin also serves here as a lightning rod for the mistakes and crimes )] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of others. The corollary is the perfection of the long-suffering Russian people and their glorious army. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Episode 9 glosses over, in a sentence, the conduct of Soviet troops toward women civilians in Germany in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 485.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1945. \(This is not, by the way, a shortcoming of the Overy book.\) Although the interviews are excellent )] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(most of them are by 'outsiders' - victims of 'Stalin's policies' - rather than makers of victory. It is also notable )] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(that this is a 'Russian' perspective; there are no interviews on the enemy side and - less obviously - most of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 442.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the interviewees are ethnic Russians or Russianised members of minorities.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Despite the fact that the ten chapter titles of Richard Overy's accompanying book correspond to the ten )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(episode titles, the volume is effectively free-standing. It would be easy to make some facile criticisms. The )] TJ ET BT 34.016 387.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(book suffers from exaggerated claims - no doubt by the publisher rather than by author - on the jacket \('the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 373.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(first full-length account in English of the Soviet side of the conflict on both the battlefield and the home )] TJ ET BT 34.016 359.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(front'\). As far as that particular claim is concerned, Alexander Werth produced such an account 35 years ago )] TJ ET BT 34.016 344.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(with the marvelous Russia at War \(1964\); this retains importance due to its scope and the fact that it was )] TJ ET BT 34.016 330.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(written by a - sympathetic - eyewitness. The campaigns themselves have been comprehensively dealt with )] TJ ET BT 34.016 316.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(by John Erickson and Earl Ziemke, albeit from different sides of the battlefield. The prolific David Glantz )] TJ ET BT 34.016 302.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(has produced a number of specialist military studies, and his comprehensive survey, written with Jonathan )] TJ ET BT 34.016 287.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(House in 1995, remains the best one-volume history of military operations, thanks to its manageable length )] TJ ET BT 34.016 273.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and direct access to new Russian sources. The home front has recently received treatment by John Barber )] TJ ET BT 34.016 259.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and Mark Harrison, both in general and more specialised works. And although Richard Overy is eminently )] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(qualified to talk about the German side of the war the fact that he presumably cannot directly use Russian )] TJ ET BT 34.016 230.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(language sources - and at any rate does not cite any in his bibliography - would seriously qualify a sense of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 216.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(completeness on 'the Soviet side of the conflict'.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 190.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Having said that, however, this is a remarkably good survey of the Soviet war. It lacks the visual impact of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 175.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the television series, but in a number respects goes well beyond it. It is not only that text is a better medium )] TJ ET BT 34.016 161.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(for historical argument than visual material and interviews, a much more disciplined and historically subtle )] TJ ET BT 34.016 147.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(mind is applied to it. Overy shows impressive industry in the marshalling of the best English and German )] TJ ET BT 34.016 133.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(language material and this brings in, albeit second hand, much recent Russian documentation. He provides a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 118.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(comprehensive and understandable narrative of the most important engagements, avoiding excessive detail. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 104.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Those who want operational history in English, with details of other parts of the front, will have to look )] TJ ET BT 34.016 90.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(elsewhere, but Overy's set-piece descriptions of the big battles, especially of Kursk, are excellent. His )] TJ ET BT 34.016 76.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(military judgements, as one would expect, from an outstanding historian of the Second World War in other )] TJ ET BT 34.016 61.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(theatres, are sophisticated and convincing. To take just one example, there is a striking comparison between )] TJ ET endstream endobj 16 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 18 0 R 20 0 R ] /Contents 17 0 R >> endobj 17 0 obj << /Length 7218 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Operation 'Bagration' and the simultaneous Normandy invasion. Overy's overall view is one that stresses the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(effectiveness of the Russian armed forces. This might seem unexceptional, but there is a contrary view )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(which stresses the weather, the size of the theatre and Hitler's mistakes. \(Adding peasant stoicism, Michael )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Cherniavsky wrote a wonderful critique of such apologies entitled 'Corporal Hitler, General Winter and the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Russian Peasant'.\))] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(This reviewer would argue with Professor Overy's judgement that 'the odds against the Soviet Union )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(prevailing over Hitler's Germany were long even before the war broke out' \(p. 327\). The task of conquering )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Russia, without a political collapse, were immense due to the expanse of territory, the extremes of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(climate, the paucity of the communications infrastructure, and the pre-war arms build-up of what has been )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(called the 'Proletarian Sparta'. Another point of contention would be Russian losses. Overy discusses this )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(crucial question at several points in the book, using newly released material. Unfortunately he slips up in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(equating Russian military death rates in the two World Wars, suggesting this is an 'awkward fact which )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(makes it difficult to accept that the Soviet system as such squandered its manpower' \(pp. 214-215\). Based on )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(figures from the Amnon Sella's The Value of Human Life in Soviet Warfare \(p. 72\), Overy states that the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Tsarist armies averaged 7,000 'casualties' a day between 1914 and 1917, while the 1941-1945 figure was )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(essentially similar, at 7,950 a day. It is an interesting comparison which goes against accepted wisdom, but )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in this case accepted wisdom would seem to be right and Professor Overy wrong. First of all Overy's 1941-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(45 figure of 7,950 is roughly appropriate, but for daily Red Army dead, not casualties. Second, where the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(figure 7,950 comes from is not clear. It is not the result of any calculation by Sella on the page cited; the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(figure of 8,668,400 military dead \(actually too low\) which is cited by Sella would actually come out at about )] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(6,200 a day. Third, 7,000 is Sella's daily figure for Russian military dead \(not casualties\) in the First World )] TJ ET BT 34.016 485.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(War. Finally, projecting that figure for the whole period of Russian involvement gives 8,400,000 military )] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(deaths in 1914-17, about five times the accepted actual number \(which was in the region of 1,750,000\). )] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Daily Russian military dead in 1914-17 averaged about 1,500 a day, not an insignificant number, but less )] TJ ET BT 34.016 442.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(than a quarter that of 1941-45.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The accounts of the various battles are combined with a broad understanding of the home front, albeit less )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the role of production and more the anti-German partisan movement and the Soviet repression. Overy rightly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 387.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(points out that the worst aspects of Nazi racial extermination policy had been decided before the battle of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 373.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Moscow, and was not precipitated by the onset of 'Total War'. The understanding of Soviet politics is )] TJ ET BT 34.016 359.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(generally good, although occasionally too much trust is placed in unsubstantiated anecdotal material from )] TJ ET BT 34.016 344.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the likes of Edvard Radzinsky. There are some political misunderstandings. For example, it is stated that the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 330.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(idea that 'war was essentially a phenomenon of imperial rivalry' was first developed within the Central )] TJ ET BT 34.016 316.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Committee in 1925 and expressed publicly in 1934' \(p. 54\). This was in fact bedrock Leninism. While )] TJ ET BT 34.016 302.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(avoiding the worst of the 'Stalinocentric' approach of the television series, the book still misses some of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 287.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(structural determinants of Soviet behaviour. There is an unconsciously condescending comment at the very )] TJ ET BT 34.016 273.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(end about Russians, comparing the reasonable side of Stalin's behaviour to the Westernizers, and the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 259.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(murderous side to 'Russophiles' \(by which is presumably meant Slavophils\) \(p. 291\). But 95 percent of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(time Overy's political judgements are spot on.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Both for the battle front and the home front there is an abundance of new, post-Soviet, Russian-language )] TJ ET BT 34.016 204.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(material on the battle front and the home front. Glantz and House, the obvious comparison with Overy, are )] TJ ET BT 34.016 190.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(nearer the sources in this respect. But such sources involve nuances that are not relevant to the audience for )] TJ ET BT 34.016 175.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(which this book was intended, especially given the need to compress a very large subject into a medium )] TJ ET BT 34.016 161.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(sized volume. 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