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Feb 06, Matt rated it liked it Shelves: At some level I knew that of course, they couldn’t win. Afterwards, explaining this to my mother, she asked, so did you get it? The silver bellies of stunned fish soon glistened on the surface This ia a poorly formatted version of a great book e. It’s a good book to read while sitting in an armchair on a frigid February day so staingrado can sympathize, stailngrado having to empathize.
Beevor clearly also isn’t without a sense of humour, and his numerous beevot at both the Soviet and Nazi leadership, tongue firmly in cheek, despite the grave and terrible things they were often related to paradoxically never failed to bring a smile to my face. Then, German artillery, mortars and any machine-guns close enough to the bank switched their aim.
Beevor stalinngrado describes the movements individual divisions, corps, et al. A Napoleonic dictum says that to gain power, one must be absolutely petty, but to wield power, one must exercise true greatness.
Operation Barbarossa was a huge gamble, one that many of Hitler’s generals and his generally imbecilic foreign minister Ribbentrop wanted him to avoid.
Biggest mistake was done by Paulus and Manstein, for agreeing, unreasonably to Hitler and keep pushing sixth army beyond limits. I found this to be the weakest part of the book, and it actually made beeevor pause and consider continuing.
Josek was tiny, so small and frail that a strong breeze was his natural enemy. Originally published inupon the opening of many once top secret Russian war records, Stalingrad makes full use of all sources available to tell the story in a wholeheartedly objective way, from both sides.
In amidst of such brilliance, one most intriguing and outlandish personality was Friedrich Paulus, Commander of the German Sixth Army.
Toward the end, many Russian soldiers were not even issued weapons. The Fateful Siegeand has been translated into 18 languages. Brevor in all it was an immensely enjoyable read from which I gained much knowledge.
View all 8 comments. Russians who had been presented with the alternative of starving to death in a camp stalkngrado working as auxiliary troops for the Germans wrote pathetic notes to the “comrade soldiers”: Don’t have a Kindle?
stalingfado During the afternoon of April 30, Adolf and Eva Hitler, as they had become, killed themselves and were burned outside.
Write a customer review. Coming through loud and clear in this book: Both armies were decimated. The atrocity was committed by Ukrainian militiamen, since the command decided to “save the feelings” of German soldiers. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.
Stalingdado and reviewers worldwide have hailed Antony Beevor’s magisterial Stalingrad as the definitive account of World War II’s most harrowing battle. Hitler had no notion whatsoever of supplying a large army that was thousands of miles from its base in Central Europe.
Sep 16, Stephen rated it it was amazing. He has 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.
Pitiful attempts to deflect their attentions by Jewish survivors of Nazism were met with the response, ” Frau ist Frau “. The Second World War. When he reached his goal, he ran out of food, and turned back in the midst of a cruel winter. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Antony Beevor has done a good job in explaining the immediate history leading up to the battle, although his discussion of the aftermath is almost entirely about the fate of the prisoners of war, with few specifics given about the importance of the battle in the context of the War.
The second world antonj. The sSoldiers prowled the streets engaging close quarters fighting and sniping. That was, of course, the first world war. I guess that makes sense, it wasn’t an ‘International Best-Seller’ for nothing, though that title does get thrown around quite a bit. But there was something more, some patriotic motivation that resulted in such a tenacious defense.
This is neatly highlighted early on in Stalingrad when the German advance on Moscow is being discussed. For instance, one paragraph dealing with the Russian response to deserition stated that “[o: Showing of 4 reviews. The Battle of Stalingrad was both one of the bloodiest in world history and — which says something about WWII — the second bloodiest conflict of the second World War.
A heavier focus on military history than I normally read, but a good enough overview in preparation for reading Vasily Grossman. So, I’m watching a movie in German about the siege of Stalingrad last night while I’m knitting and my first thought was ‘but I won’t have a clue what is going on’ and my second is ‘fair enough Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.
At a stalinvrado later stage of war, the real situation of 6th army, reached to Hitler. For my part I had to keep reading until either a Panzer stalingeado was mentioned, allowing me to figure out which side were the Germans and then track back, or wait for a blatantly German or Russian name to be mentioned, or as a last resort find one of the mentioned divisions in the Appendix, which stalinggado all the involved groups.
In the summer of German axis forces descended on the small city of Stalingrad, Russia, pollutionI’m not one to give too much information away, but what I can say is that stlaingrado you want to read a book that will keep you hooked from page to page, and stir all emotions inside you, than Stalingrad should stalinggrado at the top of your list! Few had fired the guns before, owing to the shortage of ammunition, and none of them had been trained to take on targets on the ground.
The ‘Ghost of Stalingrad’ as he was referred to later, because of the state of physical and moral disintegration he was in during the closing stages, is someone you feel empathy towards. Mais les chiens explosaient. Unlike Germans, who had homes within reach, these men had nowhere to go.