I never positioned myself as analitic.... As for comparison between Eastern and Western Fronts each of them had own specific. For example I cannot avoid paying respect for allied forces for naval operations. And also how to forget that allied air forces did a large portion of strategic bombing of Germany when Soviet aviation had no such a facilities. I also think scales of lend-lease help are also underestimated by those members, who tries to diminish them. (Not only tanks, guns, airplanes, small arms and other "shooting equipment" must be counted) I'm staying for weighted analysis of contribution of all sides to our mutual Victory over Nazism Regards, Alex Amvas,do you know of any good book (in English please,my Russian is like my Chinese )that is giving a survey of why the Sovjet Union survived 1941 ans why it was capable eventually to plant the Red Flag on the Reichstag . Please not "Before Stalingrad" from Glantz .I will not digress on my disillusionment on this book,having recieved a lot of criticism for it on another forum .