World War II began with the Axis Bloc, including Russia, believing it could control the world. Germany would defeat the unprepared British, Russia swallow the Middle-East and its oil and Japan, with China already whipped, swamp the Pacific leaving USA alone to face the Axis.
· Had Russia not been forced to change sides, the outcome could have seen all that happen.
· Deliberately splitting Germany’s forces between an eastern as well as western front was Hitler’s monumental error. Retaining Russia’s might against the west, both then aiding Japan in the Pacific, could have changed the face of the world.
5+ Stars !
Multi-published historical writer, Kev Richardson, writes a ‘What If…’ tale of WWII, centered in Australia. Think about it. What would have happened had Adolf Hitler hadn’t decided to take on Russia? What if…Japan hadn’t been driven out of Australia? What if…America hadn’t joined the fray with their Atomic bomb that forced the Japanese surrender? As a world encompassing war…whose flag would we be saluting today if…victory had gone differently? This book is definitely a 5+ thought provoking read.
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What If ?
Richardson, in this fantastical historical, paints a clear picture of what could have happened to the world had Hitler not attacked Russia when he did, but continued having its manpower strength with him rather than against him.
In mid 1941, Britain was reeling with unreadiness to defend itself against invasion, he writes. As was the USA when Japan attacked it in December of that year, he hints. Nazi Germany was on a roll and had Hitler added the forces used against Russia, to those already active on his western front, nothing could have stopped him taking Britain. While Russia subdued the Middle East, Germany could well have then, aided Japan in its fight against the USA, saving Japan from being turned around.
Japan could well have then captured the entire Pacific as Germany had captured the entire continent of Europe. America alone could not have stopped that happening.
A brilliant expectation of how the war could have flowed, had Hitler not made that monumental error.
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