Overy gained exclusive access to previously unavailable information from the former KGB, GRU, and presidential archives to assemble this definitive book that fully covers the Russian efforts to defeat the Axis powers in World War II.
The savage war between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1945 was the most gigantic military struggle in world history. . . .Making excellent use of newly available Presidential archival material and K.G.B. collections, Overy [has written] a penetrating and compassionate book.