Arnhem 1944 – An Epic Battle Revisited. Vol. 1: Tanks and Paratroopers

”Christer Bergström’s two volumes on Market Garden is an excellent work. One of the best, if not the best, about Market Garden. That man has done a very good job.”
– Dr Jan Brouwer, acknowledged as one of the foremost experts on Operation Market Garden.

This is the ultimate book on ”Operation Market Garden”, by internationally highly acclaimed military historian Christer Bergström.

The in-depth research made by the author has resulted in many myths and misconceptions being convincingly dispelled, backed up by detailed source notes. In fact, these two volumes form a completely new image of the battle in the Netherlands in the autumn of 1944.

It was Cornelius Ryan who in 1974 put ”Market Garden” so to say ”on the map”. However, it is obvious that he had no time to go through his vast collection of first-hand material on ”Market Garden” before he so sadly passed away that same year. This is a mission that Christer Bergström has taken upon himself.

A torrent of new books about ”Market Garden” has been published since 1974, and many of its authors – all included – have done meritorious work in producing new research. But it appears quite obvious that nobody has previously tried to go through The Cornelius Ryan Collection in its entirety in order to publish to the public the important pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that Ryan produced but was never able to use in his book. But now it has been done, for the first time, in this book by Christer Bergström.

Bergström has made a painstaking research work for several years, interviewing veterans and others who participated or witnessed the battle. He has gone through all relevant documents in all relevant archives in the UK, the USA, Germany and the Netherlands, and that material forms the basis of his book.

But even more so: Cross-referencing both sides’ documents is absolutely crucial to form an opinion that is as close to the actual events as possible.

The major part of the archive material about the Second World War in official collections has now been made accessible, but this has obviously not been enough – for several reasons. To begin with, we have the fact that the German side destroyed most of its remaining military documents at the end of the war. Even if Germany’s Bundesarchiv has an impressive collection of documents from the Second World War at its disposal, it only constitutes a small part of the German military documents that were produced during the war. This is especially true for the last years of the war. In order to get as good an image as possible from the German side, I have during the last few decades had access to large quantities of first-hand material (documents from the war) from private collections – veterans, veterans’ associations, collectors, etc.

”Volume One of Arnhem 1944 is a solid hit. Christer Bergström gets high marks for original research,  comprehensive orders of battle, and interactive QR codes that immerse the reader into the heat of battle. This puts a whole new face on Market-Garden.”
– Andy Nunez, editor of Against the Odds Magazine.

 

”Well-written, captivating and detailed … describes the brutal reality of war, which nevertheless does not have any negative impact on the dramatic description. A most exciting reading experience.”

– Svensk Bibliotekstjänst (Swedish Library Service), on Volume 1.

 

”Military-historian Christer Bergström treats the source material with excellence and puts common images and myths of this battle into question. An extensive source and note list, photos, fact boxes, QR-coded film and sound clips supplement the text of this impressive work in two volumes about operation Market Garden. In summary – brilliant.”

– Svensk Bibliotekstjänst (Swedish Library Service), on Volume 2.

 

Christer Bergström enjoys the reputation of being one of the world’s foremost experts on the Second World War. He has published 31 books on the subject, most of them in English. Through his indepth research work, he has moved the borders of our knowledge forward in many fields – e.g. the Ardennes offensive, the Battle of Britain, the Eastern Front. Now the turn has come to Operation Market Garden.

 

This is a Multimedia Book with text, sound and film

 

Published now!


This is the first out of two volumes.

See Volume 2 here.

See the Swedish edition of Volume 1 (published in 2017) here.

Distributed in the UK and worldwide by Gazelle.

In the USA via Ingram.

 

Or order your copy directly at forlag@vaktelforlag.se

Price per volume: £72.00 / $99.00 USD /84.90 EUR / 845 SEK

 

 

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Arnhem 1944 – An Epic Battle Revisited. Vol. 2: The Lost Victory. September-October 1944

”Christer Bergström’s two volumes on Market Garden is an excellent work. One of the best, if not the best, about Market Garden. That man has done a very good job.”
– Dr Jan Brouwer, acknowledged as one of the foremost experts on Operation Market Garden.

All previous published accounts of Operation ”Market Garden” end the main story with the evacuation of the British airborne troops from Oosterbeek – which obscures the fact that Operation Market Garden at that time was still to be regarded as essentially a great success. It was only due to the following development of events (including the battle at Overloon in October 1944) that meant that the strategic success of Operation Market Garden could not be utilized to end the war before the turn of the year 1944.

This is a story that has never been told before, and which is described and analysed in detail in the concluding Volume 2 of Christer Bergström’s ”Arnhem 1944”.

”This two volume set has to be the most complete history of the struggle I have ever seen. Congratulations to Christer Bergstrom for this monumental feat!”
– Andy Nunez, editor of Against the Odds Magazine, on Volume 2 of Arnhem 1944.

”Military-historian Christer Bergström treats the source material with excellence and puts common images and myths of this battle into question. An extensive source and note list, photos, fact boxes, QR-coded film and sound clips supplement the text of this impressive work in two volumes about operation Market Garden. In summary – brilliant.”

– Svensk Bibliotekstjänst (Swedish Library Service), on Volume 2.

For more on these two volumes, see Volume 1 here.

See the Swedish edition of Volume 2 (published in 2018) here.

This is a Multimedia Book with text, sound and film

 

Distributed in the UK and worldwide by Gazelle.

In the USA via Ingram.

Or order your copy directly at forlag@vaktelforlag.se

Price per volume: £72.00 / $99.00 USD /84.90 EUR / 845 SEK

 

Note: The U.K. edition is hard cover and size 210 x 155 mm ISBN 978-91-88441-45-4

 

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Black Cross Red Star – Air War Over the Eastern Front : Volume 4, Stalingrad to Kuban 1942-1943

The book has been published!

Regarded as the standard work on the air war over the Eastern Front during World War II, Christer Bergström’s unique Black Cross/Red Star series covers the history of the air war on the Eastern Front in close detail, with the perspectives of both sides. Based on a close study of German and Russian archive material, as well as interviews with a large number of the airmen who participated in this aerial conflict, it has established itself as the main source on the air war on the Eastern Front.

Black Cross/Red Star, Volume 4 covers the air war along the entire Eastern Front during the period winter 1942/1943 through the spring of 1943, in great detail, with a balance between German and Soviet archive sources etc, and with many first-hand accounts. It is of the same size as the other volumes, but with a word count twice as large, and it also contains aircraft color profiles.

Following the publication of Volume 4, new and heavily updated editions of volumes 1, 2 and 3 will follow, and next the subsequent volumes (vols. 5 etc.) will follow.

Large format. 

There are 380 photos in the book. Very many of those photos have never been published before because they are from pilot veterans’ private photo albums.
There are also many very clear maps: Probably every single place mentioned in the book is on the maps.

And aircraft color profiles by Jim Laurier.

Click here to go to the website of the Black Cross Red Star series

Note:

The hardcover edition contains color profiles. ISBN 978-91-88441-21-8. 

Click here to go to the website of the Black Cross Red Star series

Following the publication of Volume 4, Volume 5 (Kuban and Kursk) was published in 2020, and next new and heavily updated editions of volumes 1, 2 and 3 will follow, and then subsequent volumes (vols. 6 etc.) will follow.

Go to the new edition of Volume 1

Go to the new edition of Volume 2

Go to Volume 5

A new and heavily updated edition of Volume 3 will be published later in 2022.

For more books by the author in English, click here.

 

To order the book:

For a personally signed copy of the hardcover edition with aircraft color profiles etc:

For a personally signed copy of the hardcover edition with aircraft color profiles etc:
Transfer 900 SEK (Swedish krona) [equivalent 90.50 EUR / USD$ 105.00 / £ 76.00 GBP / 140.00 AUD] to Christer’s Paypal account vaktelforlag@gmail.com
and send your address to Christer at vaktelforlag@gmail.com

For book retailers: E-mail vaktelforlag@gmail.com

Note:

The hardcover edition contains color profiles. ISBN 978-91-88441-21-8.

(There is a paperback edition which is entirely b&w, except for the cover. ISBN 978-91-88441-50-8. That can be bought in bookstores only in the United States. The reason is that I had no U.S. distributor in 2019, so that one is a print on demand edition. But personally signed copies of the hardcover edition with aircraft color profiles etc. can be ordered from me from anywhere in the world.)

For book retailers: E-mail vaktelforlag@gmail.com

 

Reviews

”Black Cross, Red Star … an indispensable reference – highly recommended.”

– J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, Inc. and Tiger Hobbies.

”Without a doubt one of the finest aviation history books I’ve ever read.”
– Richard Goldblatt at SimHqCom on Black Cross/Red Star, Volume 1.

”A balanced account of the Eastern Front and the incredible battles staged there … An impressive series.”

– FlyPast on Black Cross/Red Star, Volume 1.
”Black Cross, Red Star: The Air War over the Eastern Front, volume one was a strong winner in our Top Ten awards for the best new WWII books… An unprecedented amount of carefully documented detail about both the Luftwaffe and the VVS.”

– Bill Stone at Stone & Stone on Black Cross/Red Star, Volume 1.
”Masterfully combines the combat experiences of both Soviet and German airmen into a coherent narrative.”
– Richard R. Muller, Maxwell AFB, in Aerospace Power Journal, on Black Cross/Red Star, Vol. 2.

”Volume two of Black Cross, Red Star finished in the top ten this year after volume one did the same last year.”
– Bill Stone at Stone & Stone on Black Cross/Red Star, Volume 1.
”Excellent quality … The co-operation of pilots from both sides of the conflict lends a fascinating first-party authenticity to the text. Highly Recommended.”
– Brett Green at Hyperscale, on Black Cross/Red Star, Vol. 3.
”One of the best books of the year!”
– Bill Stone at Stone & Stone on Black Cross/Red Star, volume 3.
”When considering purchasing background books for IL-2 Sturmovik, the Black Cross/Red Star volumes should be at the top of the list.”
– Richard ”Swoose” Goldblatt at the IL-2 Sturmovik Section of the SimHQ.com Reference Library.
”Black Cross Red Star is absolutely ’must’ reading for anyone interested in the Eastern front during WWII. The book constitutes a truly unique and unheralded contribution to our understanding of the German-Russian campaign. Highly Recommended!”
– Dave Williams at Aviation Booklist.

”Black Cross/Red Star belongs on the bookshelf of any serious student of aerial combat.”
– Canadian Military History Book Review Supplement.

 

24 September 2019: The book has been published!

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BLACK CROSS RED STAR – AIR WAR OVER THE EASTERN FRONT: VOLUME 5, THE GREAT AIR BATTLES: KUBAN AND KURSK APRIL-JULY 1943

”A MAGNIFICENT work, a must-have for anyone interested in the Kuban and Kursk battles!”
– WW II aviation historian Peter Kassak.

This is the direct continuation of Volume 4 in the Black Cross/Red Star series.

This volume of Black Cross Red Star deals mainly with two of the largest air battles in military history—over the Kuban Bridgehead in the spring of 1943 and during the Battle of Kursk in July 1943. These are studied in great detail, with a balance between German and Soviet sources, many first-hand accounts, and presented with the true loss figures of both sides, day by day.

The author has studied the air war over the Eastern Front for several decades. This work is based on primary sources from both sides and interviews conducted by the author with a large number of veterans from both sides.

* Over 300 photographs, many from pilot veterans’ private photo albums and which have never been published before.

* Very clear maps: Most of the places mentioned in the book are on the maps.

* Aircraft color profiles by Jim Laurier.

* Photos of most of the aircraft that are listed on the inside of the dustjacket.

* Appendices.

ISBN: 978-91-88441-57-7

384 pages

Hardcover

Large format

Published now!

To order the book:

For a personally signed copy of the hardcover edition with aircraft color profiles etc:
Transfer 795 SEK (Swedish krona) [equivalent 79.99 EUR / USD$ 93.00 / £ 68.00 GBP / 124 AUD] to Christer’s Paypal account vaktelforlag@gmail.com
and send your address to Christer at vaktelforlag@gmail.com

 

For book retailers: E-mail vaktelforlag@gmail.com

Go to the new edition of Volume 1

Go to the new edition of Volume 2

Go to Volume 4

Go to Volume 5

A new and heavily updated edition of Volume 3 will be published later in 2022.

For more books by the author in English, click here.

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BLACK CROSS RED STAR – AIR WAR OVER THE EASTERN FRONT: VOLUME 1 OPERATION BARBAROSSA

Published in October 2021!

The very much asked for, most extensively updated and very much expanded completely new edition of Black Cross Red Star Volume 1.

978-91-88441-68-3

384 pages

Hardcover

Large format

When the first edition of Volume 1 was published twenty years ago, it hit the WW II interested community as a bomb.

Richard Goldblatt at SimHqCom, called it ”without a doubt one of the finest aviation history books I’ve ever read,” and J.J. Fedorowicz called it ”an indispensable reference – highly recommended.”

At Stone & Stone it was voted as the No. 1 military history book of the year.

That edition was sold out in about a year, and since no new edition was published, it has become a rarity, with the price never below three-digit figures in Euro or USD. Today, the price at amazon.co.uk for the first edition of Volume 1 is between £395 and £690.

However, the first edition of Volume 1 was based on the amount of research undertaken by the authors in the late 1990s. Christer Bergström has continued his in-depth research into the subject ever since then, and the result is a new edition of Black Cross/Red Star, Volume 1 that exceeds the first edition regarding the quality of the material to the point that the new edition actually is a completely new book.

The first edition contained a maximum of 100,000 words. The second edition not only has much higher quality as far as the research is concerned but also contains twice that wordcount, a very large number of absolutely new photos (many of which are from pilot veterans’ photo albums and have never been published before).

Also:

Aircraft color profiles

Many large and clear maps

 

This new edition of Volume 1 is so heavily updated and expanded that it more or less is a completely new book.

The graphics of the new Volume 1 (and each subsequent volume in the series) are like the quality in Volumes 4 and 5.

 

To order your personally signed copy from the author, e-mail him. Price: 75.00 EUR / USD$ 85.00 / £ 64.00 GBP / 102 AUD / 770 SEK

 

 

Go to the new edition of Volume 2

Go to Volume 4

Go to Volume 5

A new and heavily updated edition of Volume 3 will be published later in 2022.

For more books by the author in English, click here.

 

 

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BLACK CROSS RED STAR – AIR WAR OVER THE EASTERN FRONT: VOLUME 2 – TWO TURNING POINTS, DECEMBER 1941 – MAY 1942

To be published in 2022!

The very much asked for, most extensively updated, and very much expanded completely new edition of Black Cross Red Star Volume 2.

This new edition of Volume 2 is so heavily updated and expanded that it more or less is a completely new book!

ISBN: 978-91-88441-89-8

 

From the content:
* The contribution of the Soviet Air Force to the counteroffensive at Moscow
* The Luftwaffe’s crucial role in halting the Red Army’s counteroffensive
* Dogfight over the “Ice Road” to Leningrad
* The Air Bridge to Demyansk
* Annihilation from the air at Crimea
* Air Battle over Kharkov

384 pages
Hardcover
Large format (A 4)
Hundreds of photos, many of which have never been published before
Many large and clear maps
Aircraft color profiles

The Black Cross/Red Star book series is the only documentation of the true air battle on the Eastern Front during World War II, based on a wealth of primary sources from both sides as well as interviews with a large number of veterans from both sides.

 

The first edition of Volume 2 received overwhelmingly positive reviews. One example:

“The work masterfully combines the combat experiences of both Soviet and German airmen into a coherent narrative. For years, historians and general readers were aware of the exploits of a number of the German ace fighter pilots. This work certainly gives them their due, providing much new and enlightening information in the process. Perhaps the book’s most significant contribution lies in finally recognizing the achievements and sacrifices of the airmen (and airwomen) of the VVS. In some cases, the authors have been able to fully reconstruct both sides of an air battle, nearly 60 years after the event—certainly a remarkable example of historical detective work.”

– Richard R. Muller, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, in Aerospace Power Journal, Summer 2002.

 

At Stone & Stone, Black Cross Red Star, the first edition Volume 2 was voted as the No. 1 military history book of the year for the second year in a row.

The first edition of Volume 2 was published twenty years ago and was sold out rapidly. Since no new edition was published, it has become a rarity, with the price never below three-digit figures in Euro or USD. Today, the price at amazon.com for the first edition of Volume 2 is US$ 955.25!

 

This new edition of Volume 2 is so heavily updated and expanded that it more or less is a completely new book!

The first edition was based on the amount of research undertaken by the authors in the late 1990s. Christer Bergström has continued his in-depth research into the subject ever since then, and the result is a new edition of Black Cross/Red Star, Volume 2 that exceeds the first edition regarding the quality of the material to the point that the new edition actually is a completely new book.

The first edition contained a maximum of 100,000 words. The second edition not only has much higher quality as far as the research is concerned but also contains twice that word count, a very large number of absolutely new photos (many of which are from pilot veterans’ photo albums and have never been published before), printed in the same high quality as in Volumes 1, 4 and 5.

 

Go to the new edition of Volume 1

Go to Volume 4

Go to Volume 5

A new and heavily updated edition of Volume 3 will be published in 2023.

 

 

In order to bring about a quick release of Volume 2, I consider a crowdfunding-solution. The crowdfunders will also have their names printed as an acknowledgment in the book.                                                                 I ask everyone who wants to participate in the crowdfunding  with USD$120 or more to e-mail me at vaktelforlag@gmail.com

This also applies to people who don’t want to crowdfund, but who wish to pre-order a signed copy for $85.00 plus postage.

Please ask anyone interested in the Black Cross/Red Star series to just send me a short e-mail with the header ”Want info on Black Cross/Red Star”. The e-mail should be sent to me at vaktelforlag@gmail.com

And please spread the word on communities on the Internet!

One more thing: Please ask around at bookstores in your country to find bookstores interested in taking in a couple of copies. No one could inform them better than you of the great interest in this unique book!

/ Christer Bergström

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DAISY – The History of a C-47/DC-3 in World War II and the Men who Flew it

This is the thrilling story of a C-47 Skytrain which flew over Normandy and during Operation Market Garden in World War II. The book also goes into detail with the men who flew it, and what they experienced during the war.

Called ”Daisy,” the aircraft still flies, owned by a Swedish organization, and takes part in the parachute drop over Normandy on the 75th Anniversary.

 

See the Swedish edition of Daisy (published in 2018) here.

Available.

See the Swedish edition of Daisy (published in 2018) here.

Distributed in the UK and worldwide by Gazelle Books.

In the USA via Ingram Spark.

 

Note: U.K. edition, paperback, ISBN 978-91-88441-51-5
U.S. edition, paperback ISBN 978-91-88441-47-8

Or order your copy directly at forlag@vaktelforlag.se

Price

£12.60

US$ 15.99

14.49 EUR

157.00 SEK

 

Postage 1-4 copies

£4.80

US$ 6.40

5.50 EUR

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Some previous books by Christer Bergström:

– Luftwaffe Fighter Aircraft in Profile, 1997

– Deutsche Jagdflugzeuge, 1999

– Black Cross/Red Star: the Air War over the Eastern Front, vol. 1, 2000

– Black Cross/Red Star: the Air War over the Eastern Front, vol. 2, 2001

– More Luftwaffe Fighter Aircraft in Profile, 2002

– Graf & Grislawski: a Pair of Aces, 2003

– Jagdwaffe: Barbarossa – the Invasion of Russia, 2003

– Jagdwaffe: The War in Russia January-October 1942, 2003

– Jagdwaffe: The War in Russia November 1942-December 1943, 2004

– Jagdwaffe: War in the East 1944-1945, 2005

– Black Cross/Red Star: the Air War over the Eastern Front, vol. 3, 2006

– Barbarossa: The Air Battle, 2007

– Stalingrad: The Air Battle, 2007

– Kursk: The Air Battle, 2008

– Hans-Ekkehard Bob, 2008

– Max-Hellmuth Ostermann, 2008

– Bagration to Berlin, 2008

– The Ardennes 1944-1945: Hitlers’ Winter Offensive, 2014

– The Battle of Britain, 2015

– Operation Barbarossa, 2016

– Black Cross Red Star – Air War Over the Eastern Front, Volume 4, 2019

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LUFTWAFFE PILOTS IN WORLD WAR II: The Veterans’ Stories Volume 1

What was it like to be a pilot in Hitler’s Luftwaffe during World War II? In this book, the veterans themselves provide the answer.

Author Christer Bergström enjoys a reputation as one of the greatest experts on Luftwaffe during World War II. During over 40 years of research, he has visited and made interviews with hundreds of Luftwaffe pilot veterans. Here he recounts what the veterans themselves told him – often things that don’t usually appear in ordinary books about the war. The book is richly illustrated with, among other things, never before published photos from the veterans’ private photo albums.

From the content: What was it like to be a pilot in Hitler’s Luftwaffe during World War II? What did the veterans say? * ”Assi” Hahn tells his story * The terrible ”Jochen” Marseille * ”Let’s not talk about that”: Uncomfortable Luftwaffe facts * The Luftwaffe’s real results beyond the claims– facts and figures.

From the Swedish Library Service’s review of German pilots Vol 1:

“Well written and engaging… richly illustrated with, among other things, photos from the veterans’ private photo albums. It is also packed with facts and statistics in several appendices. Christer Bergström is an internationally leading expert on the Luftwaffe during World War II. He has been studying the subject for decades and has written several excellent books on the subject. ”

– Tord Rönnholm, BTJ Booklet no. 24, 2018.

Christer Bergström enjoys the reputation of being one of the world’s foremost experts on the Second World War. He has published 31 books on the subject, most of them in English. For example Black Cross/Red Star: Air War over the Eastern Front; The Battle of Britain; pilot biographies on Hermann Graf & Alfred Grislawski, Hans-Ekkehard Bob, and Max-Hellmuth Ostermann.

Through his in-depth research work, he has moved the borders of our knowledge forward in many fields in the subject.

To be published in November 2019

Note!

Hardcover edition:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ISBN  978-91-88441-54-6 – can be purchased world-wide, and a personally signed copy can be ordered from the author at vaktelforlag@gmail.com

Softcover edition – will be published in October 2019:                                                                                                                                                                        ISBN  978-91-88441-55-3 

Price

USD$ 36.99 / £ 29.99 / 33.69 EUR

Postage 1 copy:

US$ 10.00

Postage 2 copies:

US$ 18.00

Book retailers: For information on distribution, discount for book retailers, etc – please contact forlag@vaktelforlag@gmail.com

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No Remorse Gustaf Ekström – The SS volunteer who founded the Sweden Democrats

Based on an extensive research in primary sources, this book shows the straight line from the Swedish extreme right party the Sweden Democrats and directly back to the Nazi Holocaust.

Based on a basic and many years of research in German and Swedish archives, here is presented the true story of the Nazi and the SS soldier who participated and founded the Swedish Democrats!

Gustaf Ekström was the SS volunteer who founded the Sweden Democrats. His biography is quite revealing not only for the Sweden Democrats, but for all similar parties in Europe and the United States with which the Sweden Democrats upholds quite connections.

 

See the Swedish edition here.

To be published in May 2019.

Distributed in the United States and worldwide by Ingram.

Or order your copy directly at forlag@vaktelforlag.se

Price

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Operation Barbarossa 1941 : Hitler against Stalin

Based on decades of research work in both German and Russian archives, as well as interviews with a large number of key figures and veterans, Operation Barbarossa brings our knowledge on the war on the Eastern Front several big steps forward. It reveals and dispels many myths and misconceptions including: the myth of mass surrenders by Soviet soldiers; the myth about the vast differences in troop casualties between the two sides; the myth of the Soviet partisans and the myth that it was the Arctic cold that halted the German offensive.

The book does not shy away from difficult truths such as the true nature of Finland’s participation in Operation Barbarossa, and the massive scale of rapes committed by German troops.

Illustrated with over 270 photos, many never previously published, and several clear and detailed maps, this is an objective, balanced account. Christer Bergström has once again produced what will be the definitive account of this monumental campaign.
From the Swedish Library Service’s review:
”This book is an exceptionally versatile, fact-packed and a neutral depiction of Operation Barbarossa. The text also contains a large number of eye-witness accounts from both sides, which makes the presentation authentic and vibrant. It is an interesting and thought-provoking book.”
– BTJ booklet no. 22, 2016.

Other reviews on Operation Barbarossa – Hitler against Stalin:

“Christer Bergström is recognized as a prominent expert on the Second World War, not least concerning the Eastern Front. Bergström’s book on Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 is so extensive, profound, and detailed that I am totally taken aback.”

– Kjell E. Genberg in DAST Magazine.
“Christer Bergström’s new book Operation Barbarossa lives up to the author’s good reputation in every way as a conscientious expert and pioneering author of books on historical subjects. His new book is obviously based on careful research and gives the reader a new image of Hitler’s campaign against Stalin’s Soviet Union. The book at the same time punctuates several myths. A book to highly recommend!”
– Lennart Westberg, author (with Lars Gyllenhaal) for the books ”Swedes in war 1914-1945” and ”Swedes in war 1945-2015”.

 

To order the book:

For a personally signed copy of the hardcover edition:
Transfer US $ 59 (or 53 EUR) to Christer’s Paypal account vaktelforlag@gmail.com
and send your address to Christer at vaktelforlag@gmail.com
Plus postage:
25 USD or 23 EUR outside of Sweden
Sweden 105 SEK

For book retailers: E-mail vaktelforlag@gmail.com

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