Many believe Stalingrad to be the turning point of the war. The Nazi war machine proved to be fallible as it spread itself too thin for a cause that was born more from arrogance than practicality. The Germans never recovered, and its weakened defences were no match for the Allied invasion of 1944. We know little of what took place in Stalingrad or its overall significance, leading Beevor to humbly admit that "[t]he Battle of Stalingrad remains such an ideologically charged and symbolically important subject that the last word will not be heard for many years". This is true. But this gripping account should become the standard work against which all others should measure themselves. --Jeremy Storey --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Military history can be obstruse but this prodigious research pays handsomely in a serious investment in story telling made by the author. Read morePublished 1 day ago by mcgee
Am In the middle of this well researched book exposing the horrors of the last war. M.NettlPublished 23 days ago by Marietta
Having had an interest in the second world war for some time, I was astounded at the harsh realities of this gruelling battle on the eastern front. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BookMark
This was part of a birthday gift. It arrived in good time and was as described. Unfortunately it had been hurriedly packed and there were some 50 pages folded over inside the book... Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Crowther
A second worldvivid description of the attack on Stalingrad by the Germans in thePublished 1 month ago by m c colgan
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An education and worth the read. Beevor approaches the subject as a military historian and it is detailed.Published 2 months ago by apollyg