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Having won an unprecedented series of victories and acuired huge new territories in 1942 Germany and Japan seemed poised to dominate most of the world A year lat Just as the title indicates this is a thorough examination of how WWII the outcome of which was decidedly uncertain before late 1943 or so ended the way it did Overy is a masterful and convincing historian who over the course of 330 pages lays out a cogent argument based on everything from economy and materiel production to the warped philosophy of the Axis powers It’s impossible to distill the mass of fascinating information into a paragraph but there are a few main points that especially ring trueThe first is of course the industrial production of the USA and USSR unmatched by any of the Axis powers Overy argues that America’s capitalist society and the Soviet centralized dictatorship where ideally suited to maximize their vast resources while Hitler’s less focused competitive dictatorship failed to make the most of Germany’s limited resources A telling example is when Hitler’s armies took Soviet oil fields but then had no engineers to make the oil available to Germany so it made no change in their production Overy further argues that the Allied powers made simple reliable mass produced weapons and kept a healthy ratio of mechanics on hand The opposite was true of the Germany industrial complex which was fixated on ever newer technologies so obsolescence and difficulty of repair became issues as the war progressed Overy concludes that even Germany’s much vaunted missile program which was inarguably years ahead of anything the Allies had was “a lost cause” for these reasons impressive yes but not a war winnerThe second main theme is the rapid learning curve of the allied powers who learned from their many early defeats and focused intently on producing only what was needed to win The Germans and Japanese by contrast had a very slow learning curve and coasted on early victories believing that their militaristic will to power philosophy made victory a foregone conclusion This learning curve extended to every facet of the war – improvements in bombing defense codes and so on ensured the Allies’ early losses were not often repeatedThe final main theme that run through the whole book though it’s not made as explicit as the others is the mindset of the various leaders Churchill Roosevelt and Stalin had many philosophical and strategical differences but were able to work in lock step for the single goal of destroying Nazism utterly Hitler had no such restraint unable to maintain even the farce of an alliance with Stalin until the war in the west had been concluded Stalin for all his faults promoted reliable men wanted to hear the unvarnished truth about how the war was progressing and allowed himself to be overruled when it came to important strategic decisions Hitler famously removed officers who told him bad news and insisted on micro managing the war Perhaps the best example of how much this hurt Germany was Hitler’s insistence on treating the Normandy landings lightly thinking they were only a ruse until it was far too late In all this is an inexhaustibly fascinating book one sure to promote argument among WWII buffs for its calm reasoned analysis and sometimes unexpected conclusions

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A result of technological innovation and structural responsiveness The Allies were able to convert their economies to a war footing with few institutional fette This is a really good book that I enjoyed a great deal You can tell the author is an academic because this is one big and superbly written compare and contrast' essay on WWII where the Axis is measured to the Allies and found totally wanting Overy goes over most of the important factors in the war and shows you that in all areas save Tactics and in a few cases Euipment the Allies were superior to the Axis and usually by a wide margin And yet the war was a damn close run thing that reuired all the efforts of all the Allies flat out for 6 yearsWhile this is is not and does not claim to be a full history of the war itself it's a good single volume for anyone who wants to understand the basics and why the results were what they were Overy goes for the most important choke points of the war events like The Battle of the Atlantic Stalingrad the Bomber campaigns and D Day among others and relates how and why they impacted the war He goes into the Chasm between the sides politically economically and industrially and how that played out He also goes into the moral differences in the combatant and the total racial war waged on the OstFront As a real expert on Soviet History he's one of the better sources to read about the moral ambiguity of Soviet Authoritarianism in a death grip with Fascist Authoritarianism Its riveting stuffThe junior reader will be well served by tackling this tome as it is really good at bringing order to one's view of the War that made the modern world The writing is not adult for most For the GamerModellerMilitary enthusiast this is a GREAT book for background but not a contributor to ScenariosDioramas On the other hand it will really help the reader to understand why moves were made and how the military events impacted the political and cultural legacy we live now A strong recommendation for any reader Mariage et liberté: Étude comparative entre le droit français, tunisien et musulman points of the war events like The Battle of the Atlantic Stalingrad the Bomber campaigns and D Day among others and relates how and why they impacted the war He goes into the Chasm between the sides FIGARO (LE) [No 4167] du 29/01/1958 - anastasia, grande-duchesse ou aventuriere par aucleres - loi-cadre algerie adoptee en seconde lecture a l'assemblee par gabilly le droit de greve et la fonction publique hebergement par ravon la citrouille , satellite de l'armee us serait lancee cette semaine par sauvage operations de police chez les etudiants musulmans de paris important jaillissement de petrole dansle sahara oriental - une ombre par guehenno conference du pacte de bagdad jacques guerard politically economically and industrially and how that Droit musulman : du statut personnel et des successions d'après les différents rites, (Éd.1895) played out He also goes into the moral differences in the combatant and the total racial war waged on the OstFront As a real expert on Soviet History he's one of the better sources to read about the moral ambiguity of Soviet Authoritarianism in a death grip with Fascist Authoritarianism Its riveting stuffThe junior reader will be well served by tackling this tome as it is really good at bringing order to one's view of the War that made the modern world The writing is not adult for most For the GamerModellerMilitary enthusiast this is a GREAT book for background but not a contributor to ScenariosDioramas On the other hand it will really help the reader to understand why moves were made and how the military events impacted the Droit musulman - Des successions: D'après les différents rites, et plus particulièrement d'après le rite hanafite political and cultural legacy we live now A strong recommendation for any reader


10 thoughts on “Why the Allies Won

  1. says:

    We know that the allies won the war but was this always on the cards?This book explores the underlying themes of the war in terms of production leadership morale morals and the like It argues that whilst the outcome was often in uestion during the dark days of 1940 and 1941 ultimately the sheer weight of the allies economies would prevail That is not to say that the war was not a challenge it was difficult to meld the efforts of the three principal allies sorry France each with its own objectives and political culture across disparate theatres of warThe sheer might of US industry and Russian manpower meant that the war was efectively lost when the Wehrmacht failed to take Moscow in 41 This was not helped by the patent idiocy of Hitler declaring war on the US to show solidarity with a feeble Japanese ally nor by his micromanagement of the war effort An interesting read about the logistics of war rather than a direct narrative of the battlefield War for accountants perhaps Enjoyable


  2. says:

    Just as the title indicates this is a thorough examination of how WWII the outcome of which was decidedly uncertain before late 1943 or so ended the way it did Overy is a masterful and convincing historian who over the course of 330 pages lays out a cogent argument based on everything from economy and materiel production to the warped philosophy of the Axis powers It’s impossible to distill the mass of fascinating information into a paragraph but there are a few main points that especially ring trueThe first is of course the industrial production of the USA and USSR unmatched by any of the Axis powers Overy argues that America’s capitalist society and the Soviet centralized dictatorship where ideally suited to maximize their vast resources while Hitler’s less focused competitive dictatorship failed to make the most of Germany’s limited resources A telling example is when Hitler’s armies took Soviet oil fields but then had no engineers to make the oil available to Germany so it made no change in their production Overy further argues that the Allied powers made simple reliable mass produced weapons and kept a healthy ratio of mechanics on hand The opposite was true of the Germany industrial complex which was fixated on ever newer technologies so obsolescence and difficulty of repair became issues as the war progressed Overy concludes that even Germany’s much vaunted missile program which was inarguably years ahead of anything the Allies had was “a lost cause” for these reasons impressive yes but not a war winnerThe second main theme is the rapid learning curve of the allied powers who learned from their many early defeats and focused intently on producing only what was needed to win The Germans and Japanese by contrast had a very slow learning curve and coasted on early victories believing that their militaristic will to power philosophy made victory a foregone conclusion This learning curve extended to every facet of the war – improvements in bombing defense codes and so on ensured the Allies’ early losses were not often repeatedThe final main theme that run through the whole book though it’s not made as explicit as the others is the mindset of the various leaders Churchill Roosevelt and Stalin had many philosophical and strategical differences but were able to work in lock step for the single goal of destroying Nazism utterly Hitler had no such restraint unable to maintain even the farce of an alliance with Stalin until the war in the west had been concluded Stalin for all his faults promoted reliable men wanted to hear the unvarnished truth about how the war was progressing and allowed himself to be overruled when it came to important strategic decisions Hitler famously removed officers who told him bad news and insisted on micro managing the war Perhaps the best example of how much this hurt Germany was Hitler’s insistence on treating the Normandy landings lightly thinking they were only a ruse until it was far too late In all this is an inexhaustibly fascinating book one sure to promote argument among WWII buffs for its calm reasoned analysis and sometimes unexpected conclusions


  3. says:

    Excellent book Not only does it shatter uite a few myths it also answer the key uestion that is often regarded as obvious; why the allies won really Each chapter is very informative and interesting and the book as a whole I think is a must as a gateway to the second world war


  4. says:

    This study shows convincingly that WWII was actually a close thing The main reason behind the Allied victory was not their potential superiority in material weapons and manpower but their determination to win the second war To uote Overy The Allies won the Second World War because they turned their economic strength into effective fighting power and turned the moral energies of their people into an effective will to win If the Allies were not determined to win they would have certainly lost the war A very well written study


  5. says:

    It is amazing that Overy can write one medium sized book that makes one rethink WWII This is a high level strategic look at the war but still concrete and specific sometimes tactical details had strategic conseuences Here is a sampling of Overy's argumentsEveryone knows that the Allies had the advantage in industrial capability but Overy points out that that was only one factor among many Germany actually had the industrial advantage throughout 1941 but did not capitalize on it Paradoxically the Germans were handicapped because industry was subordinated to the Army Officers kept demanding new designs with the latest updates resulting in small production runs and constant logistics and maintenance problems No new German aircraft design during the war was a strategic success In contrast the Russian and American industrial organizers made decent designs in the huge uantities reuired to win the warThe greatest miracle of the war was the Russian evacuation of their heavy industry ahead of the German invasion Without that they could not have carried on the war It was Bolshevism that gave them the ability the Communist government had a couple decades of experience controlling heavy industry from Moscow so they knew what had to be done And Stalin's personality cult gave Russia the necessary unity of purposeThe German and Japanese warrior ethos actually worked against them They sent all their efficient staff officers to the front instead of using them as staffers The Allies valued and used good staff officers The Americans could make top commanders out of soldiers who had never seen combat Marshall and EisenhowerThe Anglo American bombing campaign was one of the key factors in winning the war It drew the Luftwaffe into a war of attrition they could not win thus ensuring that the lodgement in Normandy could be defendedThe war was mostly against Germany 85% of the American effort was expended in Europe and only 15% in the Pacific The industrial bases of Italy and Japan were very limited compared to Germany or the Allies of course And Hitler was particularly hated even before the war even though it was Japan and Italy who had actually embarked on wars of conuest and even though the full murderousness of Naziism was not yet known The peculiar barbarity and odiousness of his doctrines made a difference


  6. says:

    An interesting and somewhat persuasive monograph by a seemingly balanced British writer He has an abundance of facts and information that is presented in a mostly interesting way He does have a tendency to get bogged down in places but even these episodes are rare and not off putting With regard to the balanced crack he does not have any problems with addressing the whole Churchill warts and all but seems to be a dyed in the wool member of the Monty Protective Society Oh St Monty cleared the Hun out of North Africa and was the Eastern anchor for Normandy providing the “broad shoulder” for protecting the landing force Part of this is the nature of the book but the fact substantial uestions have been raised over the last 70 years regarding his competence and drive deserve some comment In addition Bill Slim and the CBI are missing in their entirety Their sacrifices have to be one of the reason the allies won


  7. says:

    An excellent book and one that makes you think Virtually every paragraph Overy writes could be expanded into an essay of its own or indeed a whole other book Overy's synthesis of the voluminous archive material is simply masterful and he cuts through the fog of war and the conflicting analysis' of the war with lucid prose and convincing arguments While I'm no expert I've read a lot about WWII and I find much of his argument persuasive If you're looking for a book explaining why the Allies won not how but why you can't go wrong hereI reviewed this book on my blog back in December 2007 Read here


  8. says:

    A decent succinct view of why the Allies defeated Nazi Germany and Japan Covers everything from the economics of mass production of weapons to the morality of the Allies' reasons for fighting Hitler


  9. says:

    This is a really good book that I enjoyed a great deal You can tell the author is an academic because this is one big and superbly written compare and contrast' essay on WWII where the Axis is measured to the Allies and found totally wanting Overy goes over most of the important factors in the war and shows you that in all areas save Tactics and in a few cases Euipment the Allies were superior to the Axis and usually by a wide margin And yet the war was a damn close run thing that reuired all the efforts of all the Allies flat out for 6 yearsWhile this is is not and does not claim to be a full history of the war itself it's a good single volume for anyone who wants to understand the basics and why the results were what they were Overy goes for the most important choke points of the war events like The Battle of the Atlantic Stalingrad the Bomber campaigns and D Day among others and relates how and why they impacted the war He goes into the Chasm between the sides politically economically and industrially and how that played out He also goes into the moral differences in the combatant and the total racial war waged on the OstFront As a real expert on Soviet History he's one of the better sources to read about the moral ambiguity of Soviet Authoritarianism in a death grip with Fascist Authoritarianism Its riveting stuffThe junior reader will be well served by tackling this tome as it is really good at bringing order to one's view of the War that made the modern world The writing is not adult for most For the GamerModellerMilitary enthusiast this is a GREAT book for background but not a contributor to ScenariosDioramas On the other hand it will really help the reader to understand why moves were made and how the military events impacted the political and cultural legacy we live now A strong recommendation for any reader


  10. says:

    In 1942 the Axis Powers of World War II seemed on the verge of winning the war; in 1945 they lost and the Allied Powers won What happened? The most important reason was the capacity of the Soviet people to sacrifice everything evacuate and recreate industrial infrastructure in unoccupied Ural Siberia Volga valley and Central Asia continue producing tanks airplanes and other weapons and keep fighting To what extent this sacrifice was voluntary and to what done at gunpoint is really beside the point The second most important reason was the enormous industrial capacity of the United States switching to war production In 1943 Japanese shipyards produced 3 aircraft carriers and in 1944 4; American shipyards produced 90 in these years Mass production used so successfully for making cars before the war was adapted to making bomber aircraft and cargo Liberty ships The Allies also made better use of technology A modern Russian handbook for high school history teachers became famous for calling Stalin an effective manager The real effective manager of the war was Albert Speer the Reich Minister of Armaments; by 1944 he reduced 42 aircraft models to 5 151 trucks to 23 a dozen anti tank weapons to 1 and so on for all weapons However this was too late when Germany was already losing the war; lack of spare parts and trained mechanics plagued the Wehrmacht In contrast the Soviets had 2 main models of tanks and 5 main models of aircraft When they realized that they were losing the war with ordinary weapons the Germans tried to win it with futuristic weapons jet fighters ballistic missiles cruise missiles while lacking banal trucks The Americans only had one futuristic weapon the atomic bomb and the Soviets had none; after the war the Americans whisked away German weaponeers such as Wernher von Braun and Hans von Ohain to make Cold War weapons for themOne chapter I found very interesting was about the Allied bomber offensive It failed to terrorize the German people into surrendering and it failed to stop the increase in German war production What it succeeded in doing was drawing the resources away first from the Eastern Front and later also from the Western Front In 1943 1944 German aircraft production switched to fighters from bombers and 23 of German fighters were fighting Anglo American bombers allowing the gigantic battles on the Eastern Front to proceed without German bombing The 88mm gun was very effective at destroying Soviet tanks; instead 34 of them were aimed at Anglo American bombers All in all in 1944 direct destruction of industry and diversion of manpower and resources to anti aircraft defense together cost the Germans approximately half of their battlefront weapons and euipment If this wasn't another front in the war what was it?There are also chapters on the Battle of Stalingrad the Battle of Kursk the invasion of France wartime diplomacy Allied and Axis leadership but there are already hundreds of books on these topics I think the most interesting chapters are about the war of economies and the war of technologies


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