This new book contains a wealth of primary source material, being based on first-hand accounts. The publisher has produced many books in the series and all offer many unique insights from people who were there. – Most Highly Recommended
NAME: Voices From Stalingrad, First-hand Accounts from World War II's Cruellest Battle FILE: R2851 AUTHOR: Jonathan Bastable PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, Greenhill Books BINDING: soft back PAGES: 317 PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: World War 2, World War II, WWII, Second World War, Great Patriotic War, Eastern Front, German Army, Red Army, Stalingrad Snipers, Russian Winter, air bridge, ground attack, civilians, siege, street fighting
IMAGE: B2851.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y4qdvvck LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This new book contains a wealth of primary source material, being based on first-hand accounts. The publisher has produced many books in the series and all offer many unique insights from people who were there. – Most Highly Recommended The battle of Stalingrad was a battle that the Germans need not have fought. The rapidly advancing German Armies had a primary mission to reach the rich Caucasus oilfields to sustain their war. The Generals planned to bypass Stalingrad as a standard blitz krieg tactic, relying on siege and aerial bombardment to contain and reduce the city. Hitler became fixated on taking the city and Stalin became equally fixated on holding and relieving it, at enormous cost to both sides. This book collects and presents the experiences of Red Army soldiers, German soldiers and Soviet civilians. It was an intense and brutal battle, fought without quarter. At its end, the city was destroyed and the German 6th Army surrendered. The accounts include never-before-published material from German and KGB archives, with many rare photographs in illustration. This is a must read for any WWII military history enthusiast.