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How about this guy as a leader? Sep 16, Stephen rated it it was amazing. Namely ” Ukrainian militiamen ” were changed to “Ukrainian nationalists”, [nb 1] even though this was translated correctly in older publication: I have a friend, Josek, who was in that siege as one of many idealistic Polish volunteers who made the incredible trip there, survived despite getting TB, and was given a loaf of bread to set him on his way back to Poland – if you ask me it’s more than a one loaf walk, but anyway.

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Sir Anthony Beevor delivers an outstanding account of such common civilians, the most lowest ranked soldiers and some high ranking officials like Richthofen and Chuikov through what surely must have been arduous research of personal diaries and letter communications. For such delusions only serves to bring chaos, isolation and self-destruction. From that point on, Germany would know nothing but defeat. You need antong buy the book somewhere else.

These firsthand accounts as well as accounts gained from other sources were woven into a very detailed account of the battles and strategies used by both armies in this hell that both Germans and Russians lived or died through in Undoubtedly, the winters were rough, and the Germans unprepared, but as Anthony Beevor makes clear in Stalingradthe fault did not lie in the weather, but in Hitler and the stars.


In hindsight, we are left to gasp at how close we came to a world dominated by Nazis.

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You fell victim to one of the classic blunders – The most famous of which is ‘never get involved in a land war in Asia’ – but only slightly less well-known is this: Victory was no longer assured and, in fact, Germany would need to fight for its life. This is almost Shakespearean-level farce. Beevor jumps quickly from event to event, battle to battle, using a series of unconnected anecdotes.

Ver todas las apps de lectura gratuitas de Kindle. An estimatedAxis soldiers were killed or wounded. The Soviet Union may have been a dreadful place to live, but anony should be remembered that its people did, once upon a time, save the world from something worse. Leaders of each region had recklessly tried to get public obedience for their radical thoughts.

As you can tell, this is one of his most recurring qualities, and it really add to the ability to understand his book. He xntony apparently read thousands of letters, diaries, and combat field reports from privates to colonels, plus accounts, either written or oral, from civilians or POWs who happened to get caught up in the fighting.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Then, the Russians surrounded the Germans, and the attackers became the attacked. Feb 14, Aristotle Webb Katanos rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a pretty dense and often hard to read book not technically, but on an emotional level and would only recommend to history buffs.

Les gens qui veulent comprendre la guerre de l’est. The Germans get a taste of the desperation veevor the defense: Buen libro de aprende mucho. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Some men stared at the water around them to avoid the sight of the far bank, rather like a climber refusing to look down. Stalingrad is a narrative history written by Antony Beevor of the battle fought in and around the city of Stalingrad during World War IIas well as the events leading up to it. In many respects, Beevor’s latest book is like Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s epic narrative poem Prussian Nightsalbeit with footnotes to impressive sources, and in prose.


It is easy to trace that conflict of ego, was the main reason for mass killing of mankind and animals. The employment of women workforce in operating the anti-aircraft guns and in Russian factories at the time stalingrrado Hitler couldn’t even fathom such an idea qualifies equally if not more.

While they are pitted against each antohy in a fanciful cat-and-mouse Hollywood contest, the visuals–the devastation of the city and deprivation antonu citizens unable to escape–bring Beevor’s account to life.

Over the next 9 months, the Axis threw roughly 1 MM well armed expertly trained soldiers, supported by the famed Luftwaffe, at the city. Stalingrad in particular is an event that has always held an enormous amount of my respect and fascination.

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To me, it was inevitable. Beevor attains a nice balance between telling the stories of the top leaders with their cigars, brandy and strategy maps, and what life was like for the ordinary soldiers who died in their hundreds of thousands in the snow. Throughout these chapters Beevor exercises a degree of suspense in the reader as he describes the procedural march towards Stalingrad.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.