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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Hayward, Joel S. A.
Stopped at Stalingrad.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c1998
|Named Person:||Adolf Hitler; Adolf Hitler|
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Joel S A Hayward
|ISBN:||0700608761 9780700608768 0700611460 9780700611461|
|Notes:||Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Canterbury.|
|Description:||xxiii, 393 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Designation and Structure of Operational Units and Commands --
Equivalent Officer Ranks --
1. Hitler's Utopian Strategy --
2. The Need to "Clear Up" the Crimea: November 1941 to May 1942 --
3. Operation "Bustard Hunt": May 1942 --
4. Operation "Sturgeon Catch": June-July 1942 --
5. Stampede to the Don: June-July 1942 --
6. Stalemate in the Caucasus: July-December 1942 --
7. Toward Destruction: August-November 1942 --
8. Disaster and Decisions: November 1942 --
9. Failure: November-December 1942 --
10. Collapse: January 1943.
|Series Title:||Modern war studies.|
|Responsibility:||Joel S.A. Hayward.|
He vividly details the Luftwaffe's key role as "flying artillery," showing that the army relied on Luftwaffe support to a far greater degree than has been previously revealed and that its successes in the East occurred largely because of the effectiveness of that support.
Hayward analyzes this major German offensive from the standpoint of cooperation between ground and air forces to attain mutually agreed upon objectives. He draws on diaries of both key commanders and regular airmen to recreate crucial battles and convey the drama of Hitler's frustrations and reckless leadership.
Ultimately, Hayward shows, the poorly conceived strategies of Hitler, Goering, and others in Berlin doomed the efforts of air commander Wolfram von Richthofen, a courageous and resolute leader attempting to come to grips with an increasingly impossible situation.
By reconsidering the campaign in the light of a wider body of documentary sources and analyzing many previously ignored events, Hayward provides military historians and general readers a much deeper and more complete understanding of the Battle of Stalingrad and its impact on World War II.
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