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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 , 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 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 interviewed 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


10 thoughts on “Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942–1943

  1. Matt Matt says:

    You fool You fell victim to one of the classic blunders The most famous of which is never get involved in a land war in Asia but only slightly less well known is this Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line Wallace Shawn as Vizzini in The Princess BrideNever get involved in a land war in Asia Or the European portion of Russia That s good advice For whate


  2. Jim Jim says:

    This is a painful book to read, as it shows the horror of the war on both sides The half year battle for the streets of Stalingrad was an unremitting horror, with not only two armies, but thousands of civilians jammed into a city that was being bombed into rubble while everyone was starving or dying of thirst Apparently this book demonstrated the dangers of trying to s


  3. E. G. E. G. says:

    List of IllustrationsList of MapsPreface to the New EditionPreface Stalingrad Appendix A German and Soviet Orders of Battle, 19 November 1942Appendix B The Statistical Debate Sixth Army Strength in the KesselReferencesSource NotesSelect BibliographyIndex


  4. notgettingenough notgettingenough says:

    So, I m watching a movie in German about the siege of Stalingrad last night while I m knitting and my first thought was but I won t have a clue what is going on and my second is fair enough.why should I have an unfair advantage over the poor fuckers who were there in the thick of it Just because I m watching the movie, it shouldn t give me an edge.Afterwards, explaining


  5. & & says:

    This is an excellent account of the battle of Stalingrad, I d place it next to Enemy at the Gates The author gives you an overview of the military situation on the Eastern Front prior to the German Offensive towards Stalingrad on the Volga The author tells the story of this terrible battle through the accounts of those soldiers who endured this inferno and survived as wel


  6. Steve Steve says:

    As with Mr Beevor s The Fall of Berlin 1945, Stalingrad is an excellent book, well written and researched I have three primary thoughts First, to synthesize the standard American narrative of the Second World War s European Theatre, it was the United States who broke the back of Nazi Germany, rescuing, yet again, the French and others from the Germans It was the United Sta


  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    This book wasfrom the 6th Army German perspective, which wasn t what I was expecting But seeing as my background on this event comesfrom the Russian perspective, so it was an interesting read This book covers a lot of ground, starting with Operation Barbarossa well, really even a little bit before that and follows through some prison camps that extended into the 1950s There


  8. Evan Evan says:

    Did you read the one about THE END OF THE WORLD but the name, ANTONY BEEVOR, was above the title and in as big or bigger type Antony Beevor is such a brand I think Penguin Books should just go full bore and give him an official logo in lightning bolt font like some hair band of the 80s.My rating of four stars is essentially meaningless Three stars seems too severe but five s


  9. Stephen Stephen says:

    Stunning account of perseverance, deprivation and stupidity surrounding one of the most pivotal battles of WW II In the summer of 1942 German axis forces descended on the small city of Stalingrad, Russia, pollution 400,000 The city was of no real significance other than it carried Joesph Stalin s name Germany thought it would be an easy win for their propaganda machine It pro


  10. Bettie Bettie says:

    Description 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 t


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