Survivors of Stalingrad: Eyewitness Accounts From the 6th Army, 1942-1943 download free [PDF and Ebook] by Reinhold Busch

Survivors of Stalingrad: Eyewitness Accounts From the 6th Army, 1942-1943 download free [PDF and Ebook] by Reinhold Busch year 2016
  • Book name: Survivors of Stalingrad: Eyewitness Accounts From the 6th Army, 1942-1943
  • Author: Reinhold Busch
  • Release date: 2016/9/15
  • Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781848327665
  • Rating: 9.32 of 10
  • Votes: 66
  • Review by: Milana Tanner
  • Review rating: 8.67 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/19
  • Total pages: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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 The author has trawled through hundreds of previously unpublished reports, interviews, diaries and newspaper accounts to reveal the experiences of soldiers of all ranks, from simple soldiers to generals. The book includes first-hand accounts of soldiers who were wounded or fell ill and were flown out of the encirclement; as well as those who fought to the bitter end and were taken prisoner by the Soviets. They reflect on the severity of the fighting, and reveal the slowly ebbing hopes for survival.Together they provide an illuminating and tragic portrait of the appalling events at Stalingrad.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H21M4S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Military History, World War 2 Books, Battles & Campaigns, 20th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000, European History, General & World History
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 41.44 USD
  • Dimensions: 156x234x33.02mm
  • Weight: 639.57g
  • Printed by: FRONTLINE BOOKS
  • Published in: Barnsley, United Kingdom
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