Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943

By | February 12, 2020
Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 Author Antony Beevor
ISBN-10 0140284583
ISBN-13 9780140284584
Year 1999-05-01
Pages 528
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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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 warfareBeevor s latest bookArdennes 1944 The Battle of the Bulgeis now available from Viking BooksHistorians 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

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