Victory at Stalingrad tells the gripping strategic and military story of that battle.
The hard-won Soviet victory prevented Hitler from waging the Second World War for another ten years and set the Germans on the road to defeat.
The Soviet victory also prevented the Nazis from completing the Final Solution, the wholesale destruction of European Jewry, which began with Hitler's "War of Annihilation" against the Soviets on the Eastern Front. Geoffrey Roberts places the conflict in the context of the clash between two mighty powers:their world views and their leaders.
He presents a great human drama, highlighting the contribution made by political and military leaders on both sides.
He shows that the real story of the battle was the Soviets' failure to achieve their greatest ambition: to deliver an immediate, war-winning knockout blow to the Germans. This provocative reassessment presents new evidence and challenges the myths and legends that surround both the battle and the key personalities who led and planned it.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 282 pages, maps
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/11/2002
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780582771857
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Review by rsplenda477
An amazing book that talks about one of the most important battles of World War II. The Battle of Stalingrad was the turning point in the campaign of Eastern Europe. With Hitler's chances of getting the rich oilfields of the Balkans dashed, it spells doom for the Nazi war machine. The USSR deserves as much credit for defeating the Nazis as do the Americans.