Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943
The Battle of Stalingrad was not only the psychological turning point of World War II: it also changed the face of modern warfare
Historians and reviewers worldwide have hailed Antony Beevor's magisterial Stalingrad as the definitive account of World War II's most harrowing battle.
In August 1942, Hitler's huge Sixth Army reached the city that bore Stalin's name. In the five-month siege that followed, the Russians fought to hold Stalingrad at any cost; then, in an astonishing reversal, encircled and trapped their Nazi enemy. This battle for the ruins of a city cost more than a million lives. Stalingrad conveys the experience of soldiers on both sides, fighting in inhuman conditions, and of civilians trapped on an urban battlefield. Antony Beevor has itnerviewed survivors and discovered completely new material in a wide range of German and Soviet archives, including prisoner interrogations and reports of desertions and executions. As a story of cruelty, courage, and human suffering, Stalingrad is unprecedented and unforgettable.
Look out for Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge coming from Viking Books on November 3, 2015
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943User Review - Mark Medley - Goodreads
A good introduction to these events. Read full review
Review: Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943User Review - Sainath Sunil - Goodreads
Antony Beevor brings out the defining battle of stalingrad from the perspective of the ordinary soldiers on the front. often war reduces casualties to mere numbers, beevor puts a face to that number. highly recommended for an unbiased insight from both russian and german sides. Read full review
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Part Two BARBAROSSA RELAUNCHED
General Pauluss First Battle
Pauluss Final Assault
All For the Front
Part Four ZHUKOVS TRAP
Der Manstein Kommt
Christmas in the German Way
How Much Land Does a Man Need?
Not One Step Backwards
The Volga is Reached
Part Three THE FATEFUL CITY
The September Battles
Traitors and Allies
Fortresses of Rubble and Iron