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Stalingrad

Author: Antony Beevor
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 1999. ©1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In June 1941, German forces swept across Soviet territory in an offensive that finally brought them within twenty-five miles of Moscow. But in August 1942, the overconfident Hitler chose the wrong target, Stalin?s namesake city on the Volga. The battle of Stalingrad is extraordinary in every way: the triumphant invader fought to a standstill; then the Soviet trap sprung, surrounding their attackers; and the terrible  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antony Beevor
ISBN: 0670870951 9780670870950 0140284583 9780140284584
OCLC Number: 41407220
Awards: Winner of Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 1999
Winner of Hawthornden Prize 1999
Winner of Wolfson Literary Award for History 1999
Short-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 1999
Short-listed for WH Smith Literary Prize 1999
Short-listed for WH Smith Annual Literary Award 1999
Description: xv, 493 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Stalingrad --
Contents --
List of illustrations --
List of maps --
Preface --
Double-edged sword of Barbarossa --
Nothing is impossible for the german soldier! --
Smash in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down! --
Hitler's hubris: Delayed battle for Moscow --
Barbarossa relaunched: General Paulus's first battle --
How much land does a man need? --
Not one step backwards --
Volga is reached! --
Fateful city: Time is blood: September battles --
Rattenkrieg --
Traitors and allies --
Fortresses of rubble and iron --
Paulus's final assault --
All for the front! --
Zhukov's trap: Operation Uranus --
Hitler's obsession --
Fortress without a roof --
Der manstein kommt! --
Christmas in the German way --
Subjugation of the sixth army air-bridge --
Surrender out of the question --
German field Marshal does not commit suicide with a pair of nail scissors! --
Stop dancing! Stalingrad has fallen --
City of the dead --
Sword of Stalingrad --
Appendix A: German and soviet orders of battle, 19 November 1942 --
Appendix B: Statistical debate: Sixth army strength in the kessel --
references --
Source notes --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Antony Beevor.

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This text recreates the battle for Stalingrad that became the focus of Hitler and Stalin's determination to win the gruesome and vicious war for the Eastern front. It focuses on the experiences of  Read more...

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