Stalingrad

Stalingrad

History , European History, Russian History
Paperback Published on: 04/10/2007
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Synopsis

This account of one of the turning points of World War Two is a masterpiece of historical narrative. Managing simultaneously to articulate the broader impact of the conflict while also focusing unflinchingly on the human stories of those who experienced the siege first-hand, Beevor illuminates the barbaric horror of the battle and the desperate cost for those caught helplessly in its path.

Synopsis

In October 1942, a panzer officer wrote: 'Stalingrad is no longer a town... Animals flee this hell; the hardest stones cannot bear it for long; only men endure'. The battle for Stalingrad became the focus of Hitler and Stalin's determination to win the gruesome, vicious war on the eastern front. The citizens of Stalingrad endured unimaginable hardship; the battle, with fierce hand-to-hand fighting in each room of each building, was brutally destructive to both armies. But the eventual victory of the Red Army, and the failure of Hitler's Operation Barbarossa, was the first defeat of Hitler's territorial ambitions in Europe, and the start of his decline. An extraordinary story of tactical genius, civilian bravery, obsession, carnage and the nature of war itself, Stalingrad will act as a testament to the vital role of the soviet war effort.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141032405
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Weight: 396g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm

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Stalingrad
Stalingrad
excellent book
Luke Banks
Stalingrad
Fantasic
This book is a fantastic portrayl of one of the most important battles of the 20th Century.
Andy Markie