The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941

The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941 History remembers the Soviets and the Nazis as bitter enemies whose conflict was the decisive clash of World War II Yet Hitler and Stalin signed a treaty of nonaggression that lasted for nearly a third of the war, and that is key to understanding why the war evolved and ended the way it didIn The Devils Alliance, Roger Moorhouse explains how the two powers though ideologically opposed forged a brutally efficient partnership, exchanging raw materials and machinery and orchestrating the division of Poland and the Baltic States Hundreds of thousands caught between Hitler and Stalin were killed or deported But ironically, by sharing materiel and technological expertise during the Pact, the Nazis and Soviets made possible a far bloody and protracted war than would have been otherwise conceivableCombining comprehensive research with a gripping narrative, The Devils Alliance is the authoritative history of the Nazi Soviet Pact and a portrait of the people whose lives were irrevocably altered by the alliance

10 thoughts on “The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941

  1. Andrew Andrew says:

    The Devil s Alliance Hitler s Pact with Stalin, 1939 1941 by Roger Moorhouse, is a book outlining the Molotov Ribbentrop pact between Nazi Germany and the USSR, which marked the dividing of Eastern Europe between those two powers The book looks at the early days of the treaty, including the meeti

  2. Paul Paul says:

    The Devil s Alliance Forgotten by Many but not the FewOn 23rd August 1939 in the presence of Stalin his Foreign Minister Molotov signed a pact with the German Foreign Minister Ribbentrop and at the same time carved up the future of Eastern Europe between them When I was taught history at school the pa

  3. Dimitri Dimitri says:

    A less than perfect study of the Ribbentrop Molotov pact The economical dimension is most interesting, but discussed with less interest than the chronicle of mutually comitted mass atrocities These ride the tailcoats of Bloodlands Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and would benefit from a little Eastern Eur

  4. Chris Steeden Chris Steeden says:

    I saw the author give a talk on the book which provided a great introduction to the Nazi Soviet pact non aggression treaty that lasted for 22 months from 23 AUG 1939 until Operation Barbarossa Germany s codename for the invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 JUN 1941 It is incredibly researched and detailed going o

  5. Martinxo Martinxo says:

    Excellent, one of the best books I ve read this year Essential for anyone with an interest in WW2 and post WW2 history and politics Can t recommend highly enough.

  6. Melissa Melissa says:

    Moorhouse takes an often overlooked subject and makes it accessible for the lay person and historian alike Full of engrossing details from the main participants and incredibly well researched Highly recommend.Full review here Moorhouse takes an often overlooked subject and makes it accessible for the lay person and histo

  7. Steve Cunningham Steve Cunningham says:

    I was slightly underwhelmed by this book to be honest It clocks in rather modestly at just over 300 pages, of which 40 or so are devoted to a very brief precis of the early stages of Operation Barbarossa, much of which really falls outside the scope of the Molotov Ribbentrop Pact Ofinterest is the lasting legacy of the pact,

  8. Dewey Dewey says:

    Since the end of the Second World War, people in the West have been taught about how heroically we stood with the Soviet Union and wiped Nazism from the face of the Earth Possibly out of kindness towards Stalin for his assistance or else out of pity for the incredible hardship Russian soldiers faced, the fact that for the first ha

  9. Peter Bradley Peter Bradley says:

    Please give my review ona helpful vote Soviet Union and Communism have received an amazing pass with respect to their complicity in starting World War II In Rolf Hochhuth s bloated whale of a play, ASIN 0802142427 The Deputy Black cat book , Hochhuth has a character condemn the Pope for not siding with Russia over Germany Hochhuth has

  10. Neil Fox Neil Fox says:

    The Nazi Soviet pact, also known as the Ribbentrop Molotov pact after its architects, is undoubtably one of History s most notorious marriages of convenience Roger Moorhouse, a historian specializing in German history, throws new light on the 22 month lasting pact which had diabolical consequences for the peoples of those Nations who were t

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