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Stalingrad

Author: Antony Beevor; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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On August 23, 1942, Hitler's 16th Panzer Division halted on the banks of the Volga. To their right, the city of Stalingrad blazed from the first of General von Richthofen's air raids, which ultimately killed 40,000 civilians. Many German soldiers thought the war against Russia was won. But in Stalin's namesake city on the Volga, Hitler had chosen the wrong target. The battle of Stalingrad would be the most pitiless,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beevor, Antony, 1946-
Stalingrad.
New York : Viking, 1998
(OCoLC)605393481
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antony Beevor; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0670870951 9780670870950 9780141032405 pbk 0141032405 pbk 0140284583 9780140284584
OCLC Number: 38930619
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: xvii, 493 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 'The World Will Hold its Breath!' --
Barbarossa Relaunched --
'The Fateful City' --
Zhukov's Trap --
The Subjugation of the Sixth Army --
German and Soviet Orders of Battle, 19 November 1942 --
The Statistical Debate: Sixth Army Strength in the Kessel.
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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Antony Beevor's account of this historic turning-point is truly powerful, written with a compelling narrative drive . . . This is a fine achievement -- David Pryce-Jones * Daily Mail * A superb Read more...

 
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