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Stalingrad : the infernal cauldron, 1942-1943
Walsh, Stephen (Stephen A.)
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Publication Information:
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations : 30 cm
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Includes index.
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The German invasion of Russia was Hitler's biggest gamble in his quest for "Lebensraum" in the East - and it was at Stalingrad that his gamble failed. Stalingrad: The Infernal Cauldron is a detailed history of Hitler's great failure, and a comprehensive account of one of the most important battles of World War II. With full-color strategic maps, 170 black and white photographs, over half of which have never before been published, and detailed appendices that contain information on orders of battle, losses, and equipment, Stalingrad is an exhaustive account of the battle that bled the German army dry, and turned the war in the East decisively against the Germans.

Author Notes

Stephen Walsh is a Senior Lecturer inWar Studies at the Royal Academy, Sandhurst, specializing in Soviet military history. He has lectured widely on the subject in the UK and Europe, including a series of lectures on the Russian Special Forces for the SAS. He has contributed to The Military Yearbook and The Hutchinson Book of World War II Battle Plans . He currently lives in the south of England

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Stalingrad was the most significant battle of WWII on the eastern front, marking the turning of the tide against Hitler in an epic struggle between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army. It extended over 141 days and resulted in the utter destruction of the city and annihilation of the 30,000-strong German 6th Army. Stephen Walsh, a specialist in Soviet military history at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, furnishes an exceptionally cogent and comprehensive narration of the background, progressive phases and aftermath of the action in Stalingrad: 1942-1943: The Infernal Cauldron. The merits of the text notwithstanding, even more forceful are the 200 well-chosen, black-and-white photographs, integrated into a coffee-table book format. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved