The War Office, 1st ed., 1956. Vii + 128 pp., + 63 pages of maps, of which 3 are fldg., Green cloth ; 24 x 16cm. 2 H.M. Forces lib., stamps to f.f.e.p., (blank) & slight remain of label o/w V.G. Until the appearance of this War Office book in 1956, no comprehensive work had been published, even in the U.S.S.R., about the operations which took place between 1941 and 1945. The first part of the work examines The Failure of the Blitzkrieg 1941-1942 and covers the ‘Barbarossa’ plan, the Battle of Moscow, and the defence and battle of Stalingrad. The second part explores The Upsetting of the Equilibrium 1942 and covers the raising of the Leningrad Blockade and the 1943 Summer Battle in the Ukraine. The third part focuses on The Withdrawal 1944 and looks at Ten Destructive Battles of that year. Finally, the fourth part examines The Collapse 1945. Illustrated with 63 maps, of which 3 are folding.