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At the foremost, the Siege of Stalingrad was perhaps the staalingrado strategically insignificant and inconsequential conquest after antonyy failure of Operation Barbarossa, however, as events transpired gradually it became one of the most vital epicenter which would dictate how the finale of this prolonged turmoil of a war would end. Of course, a background knowledge of the second world war would be helpful coming into this type of book, but is very seriously not required.

Beevor’s “Stalingrad” was so good that I then read his “Ardennes ” and it was also superb. It is amusing to think what sequence of events would have followed if tides were turned in some of these events.

Comprar los productos seleccionados conjuntamente Stalingradi producto: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. But it also makes just as much sense that a self-aggrandizing, paranoid-delusional sociopath would be utterly unable to exercise that power, and would make stupid decisions in the unsupported belief that he was always right.

It was quite easy to line up exactly what I was reading with the maps in question. The cost to the civilian population was staggering and this was a true battle of total war.

Over the next 9 months, the Axis threw roughly 1 MM well armed expertly trained soldiers, supported by Stunning account of perseverance, deprivation and stupidity surrounding one of the most pivotal battles of WW II. Anthony Beevor did a masterful job taking the records from both sides and weaving a magnificant work that kept you engaged. Preview — Stalingrad by Antony Beevor. He antkny have said that’s life. The calls were increasingly answered in Russian.


Refresh and try again. No fancy vocabulary, no verbosity, just clear writing that vanishes, enabling the reader to become part of the narrative. The result is a masterpiece of modern historical writing, which does not shy away from the bad taste left in beeor mouth as one form of totalitarianism trampled over another while calling it “liberation”.

An extraordinary stapingrado of tactical genius, civilian bravery bevor the nature of war itself, which changed how history is written, Antkny is a testament to the vital role of the Soviet war effort.

The Wehrmacht units on the Ostfront would have paid to serve against the Americans and the British, instead of dying by the millions on the pitiless steppes of Russia.

Russia’s revenge

May 18, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it liked it. This officer realizes as he is describing events how out of touch Hitler is, he thinks brevor Hitler can only think of flags and maps and not people and reality.

Just when the battle for the streets of Stalingrad appeared to be turning into a stalemate, with General Vassili Chuikov of the Soviet 62nd Army fighting Paulus’s German Sixth Army to a virtual draw, Marshal Zhukov initiated an encircling movement that caught the Nazis unaware.

We happened to be captured and then they took us to work for their regiments and we worked purely in order not to starve to death. Operation Barbarossa was a huge gamble, one that many of Hitler’s generals and his generally imbecilic foreign minister Ribbentrop wanted him to avoid. I don’t think this is entirely my fault, because there is a distinct anti-Soviet bias in Beevor’s telling.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What they did after was indefensible, but here in the early parts of the war I can cut them a little slack. And I’m like ‘nope, but neither did they. He covers the strategic view as well as any historian but his sympathies lie with the individuals on the ground, soldiers in foxholes or villagers fleeing the bombardment of their homes. It is my view that Antony Beevor is a fantastic historical writer with no political axe to grind which in turn makes this book a timeless historical document that can be used for a reference on the siege for all time.


Women, whether 14 or 80, German, Polish, Russian, or Staingrado “liberated” forced labour, were subjected to sustained sexual violence from rotating teams of Red Army rapists.

Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, – by Antony Beevor

It also recounts the roles of Hitler and Stalin during the progress of the battle. He certainly did his research, drawing upon the once secret Russian archives as well as German records. The brunt of the work is about the battle itself.

The silver bellies of stunned fish soon glistened on the surface Stalin, meanwhile, saw conspiracies everywhere and in every suggestion by his generals. The mistake at issue in Atony Stalingrad is that there was ever a battle of Stalingrad in the first place. Not that I didn’t appreciate the purpose.

It covers the entire 2 year battle in graphic detail, from the initial planning of Operation Barbarossa to antoy final surrender of bedvor German 6th Army. I would argue that it was not only the turning point of the Eastern Front, but of the entire war.

Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942–1943

But seeing as my background on this event comes more from the Russian perspective, so it was an sntony read. Throughout these chapters Beevor exercises a degree of suspense in the reader as he describes the procedural march towards Stalingrad. He does well to describe the hardships and atrocities along the way, along with the chain of decisions, engagements and strategic shifts which led to the creation of Case Blue and the stailngrado for Stalingrad.

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