Stalingrad : The Infernal Cauldron 1942-1943

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The German invasion of the Soviet Union was Hitler's biggest gamble in his quest for Lebensraum in the East - and it was at Stalingrad that his gamble failed. Stalingrad is a history of the greatest battle of World War II, a defining moment in the struggle on the Eastern Front.

From conditions on the Eastern Front before the battle to the consequences of the battle for both combatants, Stalingrad is a comprehensive account of the build-up, engagement, turning points and aftermath of what became the Verdun of World War II.

With authoritative text and rarely seen photographs, Stalingrad shows how the rubble-strewn city gave rise to a bitter hand-to-hand struggle between both sides, and how landmarks such as the Mamaev Kurgan Hill could change hands 17 times in a single day.

With battle maps, 170 photographs and appendices, Stalingrad is a fascinating and vivid account of the battle that bled the German army dry, and turned the war in the East decisively against Germany.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 183 x 246 x 20.32mm | 771.11g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 200 photographs
  • 190916058X
  • 9781909160583
  • 1,116,112

Table of contents

Chapter One: 'Barbarossa'
The German invasion of the Soviet Union

Chapter Two: The Advance to Stalingrad
28 June to 10 September

Chapter Three: The First Battle of Stalingrad
14-26 September

Chapter Four: The Second German Assault on the City
27 September to 7 October

Chapter Five: The Third German Assault on Stalingrad
14-29 October

Chapter Six: The Encirclement of the 6th Army
Operation 'Uranus' 19-23 November

Chapter Seven: The Caucasus Campaign and Army Group A
25 July to 12 November

Chapter Eight: The Destiny of the 6th Army
Survival or Disaster 2-28 December

Chapter Nine: The Destruction of the 6th Army
1 January to 2 February 1943

Chapter Ten: The Aftermath

Orders of battle
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About Stephen Walsh

Stephen Walsh is a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK, specialising in Soviet military history. He has contributed to The Military Year Book and The Hutchinson Book of World War II Battle Plans. He lives in the south of England.
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