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Not A Step Back,
This review is from: Stalingrad: How the Red Army Triumphed (Pen & Sword Military) (Hardcover)
I knew this was going to be a fanstatic read when the author spreads the cards so to speak on Page 30-Chapter 1,
"The Germans held five trumps in the battle for Stalingrad-Professionalism/Logistics/Communications/Army Unity/Battle Memory"
In other words the Red Army were staring into the abyss. An abyss, which was cleared by vicious fighting for inches of Volga riverbank, tiny rooms and massive factory buildings, sniper shots from hundreds of yards away or by punches and rifle butts face to face. Michael Jones puts you in the room with the hardmen, Chuikov and Rodimtsev, and gives in my view anyway a more vivid account than Beevors brilliant book..
Its highly unlikely any other army in the world could have survived and reversed the onslaught by the 6th Army, joined later by the 4th Panzer Army, and in an ironic sense no other army could have held out as long as Von Paulus's men did.
Michael Jones brings the battle to your home, garden, wherever you open "Stalingrad-How the Red Army Triumphed"