Author(s): Alan Clark
Using material unavailable to earlier historians, "Barbarossa" remains the best account of one of the main theatres of World War II, when the might of Germany and the Soviet Union fought each other across thousands of miles of Eastern Europe in one of the most gruelling campaigns in military history. By the author of "The Donkeys: A History of BEF in 1915".
Alan Clark, educated at Eton and Oxford, read for the Bar but did not practise. Tory MP for Plymouth Sutton 1972-1992; Kensington and Chelsea, 1997-99. Various junior ministerial appointments in the Margaret Thatcher and John Major governments of the 1980s. Best-known for his Diaries (three vols) which The Times placed in the Samuel Pepys class. They were filmed by teh BBC with John Hurt as Clark and Jenny Agutter as Jane Clark. Alan Clark died in 1999.