This new addition to the Images of War series follows a popular format with an excellent selection of images being supported by introductory and caption text. Once again, the images are the main driver for the book, but this is deceptive. The text packs in a great deal of information and the book covers all of the aspects of this bitter conflict. This book covers the early stages of the war on the Eastern Front as the Germans made rapid advances into Russia and the Ukraine, taking large numbers of prisoners and destroying a vast amount of Russian equipment. The rare photographs will be of great interest to professionals and enthusiasts, but this is also a very good starting point for the novice and represents very good value for money.