Afterword by Carsten Gansel, translated by Dr Peter Lewis
The author of this extraordinary book fought at Stalingrad, was imprisoned by the Soviets and wrote a novel based on his experiences while in captivity. On his release the novel was confiscated but, using hypnosis, Heinrich Gerlach rewrote the story, which was published in 1957. Breakout at Stalingrad is the first English translation of the original novel, discovered by Carsten Gansel in a Moscow archive. A brilliant novel of war, with a fascinating history of its own.