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Victory at Stalingrad : the battle that changed history

By: Roberts, Geoffrey

0582771854 / 9780582771857
Paperback
06/11/2002
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United Kingdom
20 cm xxix, 247 p.
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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.

BIC:

1DVU Former Soviet Union, USSR (Europe), 3JJH c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2), HBG General & world history, HBWQ Second World War, JWLF Battles & campaigns

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