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This is the only Stalingrad book I recommend without any qualifying "but"s. It is based almost exclusively on unpublished German military archival sources, which are translated perfectly, it is stunningly original in its approach and focus, and it is written in an engaging way for such a thick and detailed book.
Who knew before this book the scale and nature of the Luftwaffe's contribution to German eastern front victories during 1942 and the first half of 1943? NO-ONE!
Kharkov, Kerch, Sevastopol, the Don bend, Stalingrad, the airlift, the battles for the Kuban, Manstein's 1943 counteroffensive: all these battles were decisively shaped by the Luftwaffe and not merely as… Read more