Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943

Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943

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The Battle of Stalingrad was not only the psychological turning point of World War II: it also changed the face of modern warfare

Historians and reviewers worldwide have hailed Antony Beevor's magisterial Stalingrad as the definitive account of World War II's most harrowing battle.

In August 1942, Hitler's huge Sixth Army reached the city that bore Stalin's name. In the five-month siege that followed, the Russians fought to hold Stalingrad at any cost; then, in an astonishing reversal, encircled and trapped their Nazi enemy. This battle for the ruins of a city cost more than a million lives. Stalingrad conveys the experience of soldiers on both sides, fighting in inhuman conditions, and of civilians trapped on an urban battlefield. Antony Beevor has itnerviewed survivors and discovered completely new material in a wide range of German and Soviet archives, including prisoner interrogations and reports of desertions and executions. As a story of cruelty, courage, and human suffering, Stalingrad is unprecedented and unforgettable.

Look out for Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge coming from Viking Books on November 3, 2015 

Product Details

  • Author: Antony Beevor
  • Publication Date: 1999-05-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: Penguin Books
  • Binding: Paperback, 528 pages
  • Item Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 550L x 106W x 842H
    • Weight: 105
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 830L x 540W x 120H
    • Weight: 100
  • List Price: $20.00
  • ISBN: 0140284583
  • ASIN: 0140284583

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