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Title:
Survivors of Stalingrad : eyewitness accounts from the Sixth Army, 1942-1943
Author:
Busch, Reinhold, 1942- , editor.
Edition:
English edition.
Publication Information:
Barnsley, S. Yorkshire Frontline Books, 2014.

©2014.
Physical Description:
xxi, 264 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Summary:
In November 1942 - in a devastating counter-attack from outside the city - Soviet forces smashed the German siege and encircled Stalingrad, trapping some 290,000 soldiers of the 6th Army inside. For almost three months, during the harshest part of the Russian winter, the German troops endured atrocious conditions. Freezing cold and reliant on dwindling food supplies from Luftwaffe air drops, thousands died from starvation, frostbite or infection if not from the fighting itself. This important work reconstructs the grim fate of the 6th Army in full for the first time by examining the little-known story of the field hospitals and central dressing stations. The author has trawled through hundreds of previously unpublished reports, interviews, diaries and newspaper accounts to reveal the experiences of soldiers of all ranks, from simple soldiers to generals.
General Note:
Translation of 'Der Untergang der 6. Armee'. First published in Germany in 2012.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781848327665
Format :
Book