The war the Americans whisked away German weaponeers such as Wernher von Braun and Hans von Ohain to make Cold War weapons for themOne chapter I found very interesting was about the Allied bomber offensive It failed to terrorize the German people into surrendering and it failed to stop the increase in German war production What it succeeded in doing was drawing the resources away first from the Eastern Front and later also from the Western Front In 1943 1944 German aircraft production switched to fighters from bombers and 23 of German fighters were fighting Anglo American bombers allowing the igantic battles on the Eastern Front to proceed without German bombing The 88mm un was very effective at destroying Soviet tanks instead 34 of them were
AIMED AT ANGLO AMERICAN BOMBERS ALL at Anglo American bombers All all in 1944 direct destruction of industry and diversion of manpower and resources to anti aircraft defense together cost the Germans approximately half of their battlefront weapons and euipment If this wasn t another front in the war what was itThere are also chapters on the Battle of Stalingrad the Battle of Kursk the invasion of France wartime diplomacy Allied and Axis leadership but there are already hundreds of books on these
topics I think the most interesting chapters are about the war of economies and the I think the most interesting chapters are about the war of economies and the of technologies An excellent book and one that makes you think Virtually every paragraph Overy writes could be expanded into an essay of its own or indeed a whole other book Overy s synthesis of the voluminous archive material is simply masterful and he cuts through the fog of war and the conflicting analysis of the war with lucid prose and convincing arguments While I m no expert I ve read a lot about WWII. Er both empires were reeling back in the face of Allied assaults The rapid turnaround King's College history professor Richard Overy writes came about largely as.
carriers and in 1944 4 American shipyards produced 90 in these years Massand in 1944 4 American shipyards produced 90 in these years Mass used so successfully for making cars before the war was adapted to making bomber aircraft and cargo Liberty ships The Allies also made better use of technology A modern Russian handbook for high school history teachers became famous for calling Stalin an effective manager The real effective manager of the war was Albert Speer the Reich Minister of Armaments by 1944 he reduced 42 aircraft models to 5 151 trucks
to 23 a dozen anti23 a dozen anti tank weapons to 1 and so on for all weapons However this was too late when was already losing the war lack of spare parts and trained mechanics plagued the Wehrmacht In contrast the Soviets had 2 main models of tanks and 5 main models of aircraft When they realized that they were losing the war with ordinary weapons the Germans tried to win it with futuristic weapons jet fighters ballistic missiles cruise missiles while lacking banal trucks The Americans only had one futuristic weapon the atomic bomb and the Soviets had none after. Having won an unprecedented series of victories and acuired huge new territories in 1942 Germany and Japan seemed poised to dominate most of the world A year lat. .tank weapons to 1 and so on for all weapons However this was too lateweapons to 1 and so on for all weapons However this was too late
Richard Overy ☆ 2 DownloadAnd I find much of his argument persuasive If you re looking for a book explaining
Why The Allies Won Not Allies won not but you can t o wrong hereI reviewed this book on my blog back in December 2007 Read here This study shows convincingly that WWII was actually a close thing The main reason behind the Allied victory was not their potential superiority in material weapons and manpower but their determination to win the second war To uote Overy The Allies won the Second World War because they turned their economic strength into effective fighting power and turned the moral energiestheir people into an will to win If the Allies were not determined to win they would have certainly lost the war A very well written study We know that the allies won the war but was this always on the cardsThis book explores the underlying themes of the war in terms of production leadership morale morals and the like It argues that whilst the outcome was often in uestion during the dark days of 1940 and 1941 ultimately the sheer weight of the allies economies would prevail That is not to say that the war was not a challenge it was difficult to meld the efforts of the three principal allies sorry France each with its own objectives and political culture across disparate theatres of warThe sheer might of US industry and Russian manpower meant that the war was efectively lost when the Wehrmacht failed to take Moscow in 41 This was not helped by the patent idiocy of Hitler declaring war on the US to show solidarity with a feeble Japanese ally nor by his micromanagement of the war effort An interesting read about the logistics of war rather than a direct narrative of the battlefield War for accountants perhaps Enjoyabl. A result of technological innovation and structural responsiveness The Allies were able to convert their economies to a war footing with few institutional fette. ,Of Their People Into An