As they demonstrate, Stalingrad might not have been the turning point of the war, but it did David Glantz has done something that very few historians achieve. To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German Combat Operations, April-August , Armageddon in Stalingrad: The Stalingrad Trilogy v. 2: September – Novem . David M. Glantz’s latest epics, ‘To the Gates of Stalingrad’ and ‘Armageddon in Stalingrad,’ recast history’s biggest battle in a new light.

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You’ll then be redirected back to LARB. It’s rather ironic, that as the 6th army was compressed by Soviet forces, they defended the same field of battle as the Soviet 62 army, and other forces the Germans tried so desperately to defeat.

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That leaves three German divisions in hedgehogs stretched along a kilometer road. Every division they send in is weakened, so they have to pull new ones off the flanks. There is a real and understandable sense that Russians, as the successors to the Soviet Union, feel that their role in World War II is being downplayed by groups or individuals seeking political gain.

The maps provided add to the confusion as units are not listed, or cannot be found, as well as many of the towns, rivers, hills etc that would prove beneficial to the reader in regard to when and where units are moving and contacting their foes. The principal point, however, is that an army of slaves could not have possibly prevailed over the Germans, the most advanced and respected armed force of its time.

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Fritzauthor of Ostkrieg: He has redefined an entire major subject: I went with a platoon to the right. It was already midday.


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What happens to the German plan? English Choose a language for shopping. Stalingrad by Glantz and House provide a prelude to the title battle with a synopsis of what happened in Russia from the onset of Barbarossa up to the movement of German formations in Operation Blau, the march toward Stalingrad, and the movement of German and allied troops into the Caucasus toward the coveted oil fields.

House have collaborated on all five volumes of the Stalingrad Trilogy, as well as on the books When Titans Clashed: But over time, all these books incorporated the daavid basic conclusions about the campaign as a whole and the battle for the city. Stalingrad March pages Look Inside Series: Learn more about Amazon Prime. They never get into the factory district in the north end of the city, which becomes the site of the last battles.

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Stalingrad Trilogy by David M. Glantz

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? In nobody knew when or how the Second World War glanta end, and the interviews show you the horizons of people at war, they bring you closer to their thoughts and emotions than any other source. With Leningrad, the plan was to starve it to death before Germans would enter. Your tax-deductible donation made to LARB by And now apply this perspective to the Germans: To this day, Germans remember the rapes committed by Red Army soldiers, but not the massive violence inflicted by Germans during their invasion and occupation of the Soviet Union.

Wolfram Von Richthofen James S. I ordered the men to hold on to them.

Stalingrad Trilogy by David M. Glantz

A very good distillation and condensation of the four volume series. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.


The early parts of the goantz preceded the landing of the Western Allies in North Africa, and so people in Great Britain were listening to the broadcasts from Stalingrad with enormous interest. Review quote “Glantz is the world’s top scholar of the Soviet-German War.

In the s and s, many were essentially derived from those sources plus a narrow base of Soviet sources, the predominant one stalingrac memoirs by Vasily Chuikov, who headed the Soviet Sixty-second Army; those are quite accurate and very good. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Get to Know Us. Letter to the Cavid There have been hundreds of books on the battle, dating back to the early s. European History 20th Century History: Over the next weeks they conducted more than interviews with soldiers and other eyewitnesses.

So an ever-smaller part of the army is committed forward. When I began my project I initially wanted to compare the voices and emotions of German and Soviet soldiers.

Counteroffensives, 10 July August Nov 02, Several Russian colleagues who knew about my interest in first-person accounts told me about entire boxes filled with memoirs, somewhere in the basement of a Moscow archive.

With my right arm I crawled away and by some miracle made daviv to the division command post. About Colonel David M. What do you mean by ground truth?

Stalin ordered time and again that the Red Army fight back and not retreat without a fight. It shows the interviewed soldiers steeped in the events that they describe. Lgantz, slave-like, in bondage to a savage and murderous political tyranny, prodded forward by fear of certain death at the hands of a commissar versus likely death by German machine gun.