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
Beevor's latest book Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge is now available from Viking Books
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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More than half a century later, the Battle of Stalingrad still strikes powerful chords. Its titanic scale and ferocity, the endurance and fighting capacities of the combatants, and the huge importance ... 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
The Fortress Without a Roof
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
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