Stalingrad 1942–1943

Stalingrad 1942–1943

Author: Stephen Walsh

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781908273987

Category: History

Page: 192

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The German invasion of Russia was Hitler’s biggest gamble in his quest for ‘Lebensraum’ in the East – and it was at Stalingrad that his gamble failed. Stalingrad 1942-1943: The Infernal Cauldron is a comprehensive history of the greatest battle of World War II, a defining moment in the struggle on the Eastern Front, which has been called the Verdun of World War II. From an About.Com review of the illustrated print edition: "[Anthony Beevor’s] Stalingrad is wholly worthy of its fame. Fortunately for publishers, there are many ways to write history and Stephen Walsh's account of Stalingrad offers a strong alternative: a military history. Walsh may cover the same ground … but his is a narrative of logistics and tactical planning, an account of where troops moved and fought, why plans were conceived and what they meant militarily. There's a large overlap between Beevor and Walsh - both include the same basic detail - but Beevor's prose is more personal … while Walsh's text considers the limits of German national power and the nature of Vernichtungschlacht warfare. Where Beevor discusses the difficulty of providing exact figures Walsh just gives them and where Beevor's writing is ceaselessly gripping Walsh is more sedate, educational and discursive. In short, these books are aimed at different audiences: anyone who likes reading will enjoy Beevor, but someone who wants the military specifics and contexts will benefit more from Walsh. Another bonus is a chapter on Army Group A and their campaign in the Caucasus, an event presumably omitted from Beevor's Stalingrad on grounds of relevance, but one which helps place the siege on context. Walsh's book is an excellent military history, but Beevor's is better suited to a broader audience: in terms of text, neither is more wrong nor right than the other, but Walsh feels like a documentary and Beevor like a feature film. It might seem unfair to constantly compare The Infernal Cauldron to Stalingrad, but I urge everyone who reads one to study the other too. No one should miss out on Beevor's style and treatment of both history and humanity, while The Infernal Cauldron is a superb, maybe even essential, companion to Stalingrad.”
The Eastern Front, 1943-1944
Language: en
Pages: 1408
Authors: Karl-Heinz Frieser
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-16 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The latest volume in the magisterial Germany and the Second World War series, volume VIII deals with one of the most eventful phases of the Second World War: the battles on the eastern front in 1943 and 1944. In no other period of the war, apart from its concluding phase
Army Group North
Language: en
Pages: 394
Authors: Werner Haupt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Schiffer Military History

After long years of studying sources and literature, Werner Haupt presents the military history of one of the larger theaters of World War II. The completion of the history of "Army Group North" is the result of the author's utilization of all German and Russian literature, as well as those
Hitler’s War on Russia
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Charles D. Winchester, Ian Drury
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The Russian Front was the decisive theatre of World War II, with the great mass of the German Army and Luftwaffe locked in battle with the Red Army in the largest land campaign in history. On a 1,200 mile front, from the Arctic Circle to the Caspian Sea, in baking
Stalingrad To Berlin - The German Defeat In The East [Illustrated Edition]
Language: en
Pages: 741
Authors: Earl F. Ziemke
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-15 - Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

Contains 72 illustrations and 42 maps of the Russian Campaign. After the disasters of the Stalingrad Campaign in the Russian winters of 1942-3, the German Wehrmacht was on the defensive under increasing Soviet pressure; this volume sets out to show how did the Russians manage to push the formerly all-conquering
Russia's Part in the World War
Language: en
Pages: 47
Authors: Colonel C. M. Shumsky-Solomonov
Categories: World War, 1914-1918
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-28 - Publisher: Library of Alexandria

In discussing Russia's role in the past World War, it is customary to cite the losses sustained by the Russian Army, losses numbering many millions. There is no doubt that Russia's sacrifices were great, and it is just as true that her losses were greater than those sustained by any