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on 26 August 2017
This, along with Beevor's book Berlin, is one of the most accessible accounts of World War II I have read. It is full of detail yet never loses the reader in its telling. The battle for Stalin's city was horrendous, the suffering unimaginable, yet Beevor's keeps the reader's interest until the end. It is also a powerful anti war book, showing, as it does so well, the evil perpetrated on both sides by dictators whose only desire is to win. Neither Hitler nor Stalin cared about the ordinary foot soldiers who sacrificed so much. As the struggle comes to its climax be prepared for some details which, once read, cannot easily be forgotten: so perhaps not for bedtime reading. But read this you must if you want a snapshot of just what WW II inflicted on both sides.
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on 25 July 2017
So realistic, l could feel the cold and the horror as both armies fought it out.
A must read for anyone interested in the human spirit during war
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on 7 September 2017
Wow, if you have any interest in WW2 then this is an essential read. A real insight into the "hell" that both sides endured in one of the most brutal battles ever.
The detailed accounts from both sides is gut wrenching from the perspective of the common soldier, the complete contempt for life is brought out for all readers to see.
If you weren't' aware of Hitler's downfall you will be after this, compelling reading throughout.
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on 30 May 2017
The book gets right into the heart of the battle with ordinary soldiers stories and shows what a living he'll the battle was
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on 6 August 2017
Great - thanks very much! Promptly delivered, specifications just as advertised and packed very properly.
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on 26 August 2017
A very factual, apparently unemotional description of an appalling piece of history. The analysis of Hitler and Stalin was insightful, and increased my understanding of this time. For anyone researching the Battle for Stalingrad this book would be essential.
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on 15 July 2017
Is just as described and is very interesting.
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on 28 August 2017
Classic Book , bought for a Friend . Excellent Service .
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on 4 May 2017
Brilliantly written - it must have been hell
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on 9 September 2016
Starting to read for fourth time. Some times heavy going with all the information, but well worth reading, again and again.
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