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luftluuver
08-29-2006, 08:26 AM
This book by Williamson Murray is available in donwloadable PDF form.
http://www.maxwell.af.mil/au/aul/aupress/catalog/books/Murray_B12.htm

luftluuver
08-29-2006, 08:26 AM
This book by Williamson Murray is available in donwloadable PDF form.
http://www.maxwell.af.mil/au/aul/aupress/catalog/books/Murray_B12.htm

Brain32
08-29-2006, 08:30 AM
Nice find, thanks for sharing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VF51_Flatspin
08-29-2006, 03:09 PM
Looks interesting...thanks for the link!

LEXX_Luthor
08-29-2006, 07:56 PM
One fine read!

Murray:: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Nevertheless, the defeat in front of Moscow represented the decisive military turning point of World War II . From this point on, Germany had no chance to win the war;... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks for this.

Flight sim webboards are stuffed with poasts about Stalingrad being the turning point of the war, when it was Moscow along with Pearl Harbour that decided the war in 1941.

Murray reminds me of reading a Bf-109 ace interview (forgot name) trying to cover the German Army in the snow outside Moscow in 1941. He heard the News about Pearl Harbour and US entry into the war and his units were still in deep trouble outside Moscow, but was too exhausted with daily operations of flying and command to think about it. A few weeks later, still December 1941, in his tent late at night, or something like that, he had a few extra minutes of time to think that Germany had just lost the war.

luftluuver
08-30-2006, 04:06 AM
Glad you enjoyed it guys.

It should be manditory reading for the 'gamers'. A serious piece by a serious historian unlike the stuff they usually read.

Ratsack
08-30-2006, 04:14 AM
Yes, it's good, although it over plays the importance of the 'strategic' bombing offensive somewhat. This is primarily at the expense of the western Allied tactical air forces, who did an awful lot of the knife work against the Luftwaffe from the beginning of 1943.

Very good read, though, and a good resource, regardless of whether you agree or disagree with Murray's analysis.

cheers,
Ratsack