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Essential and authoritative,
This review is from: Stopped at Stalingrad: Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East, 1942-43 (Modern War Studies) (Paperback)
This acclaimed book explains in an insightful and thorough way all of the German strategic decisions for the whole Stalingrad campaign, which went from June 1942 to March 1943. Serious scholars of Stalingrad MUST have Hayward's masterpice, which has the best analysis of German eastern strategy for 1942/43 ever written. Air-power enthusiasts will be thrilled to read how crucial it was to the Germans' successes in 1942 but saddened to read that the Luftwaffe, under Goering's mad direction, ignored the local air general's advice and promised, but failed, to keep 6th Army alive. GREAT book!