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Stalingrad: Memories and Reassessments (Cassell Military Paperbacks) Paperback – 2002


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I would highly recommend this book. Of 300,000 German soldiers trapped in the Stalingrad pocket only 91,000 were alive when they were finally overun by the Russians. Of these only 5000 made in back to Germany years after the war ended. The author was one of those survivors, who at the time was a junior officer. If you are aware of this particular battle, this book has plenty of fresh material to make it worth getting. If you have never heard of Stalingrad this is as good an introduction as any other. The fact that it was written by someone who was there makes it a powerful read. --By Chris --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Russian --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: Cassell Military Paperbacks
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Cassell (2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0304363383
  • ISBN-13: 978-0304363384
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,808,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If familiar with Stalingrad you will enjoy.
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This was a dificult book for me to read, written in a very stiff style.
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These books give a tactical perspective and a strategic perspective.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 9, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book belongs on your bookshelf. Alongside you simply must have Joel Hayward, "Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East 1942-1943". These books give a tactical perspective and a strategic perspective. They therefore go hand in hand to give a complete picture.
This is a very nice book from reader's point of view. It reads like fiction, but it is not!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Jason Huckabee on June 29, 2003
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Written from the perspective of an Intelligence Staff Officer, this book offers an outstanding blend of the perspective from the top as well as a more junior officer. Specific sections on von Manstein, von Seydlitz, and Paulus are also quite insightful. No matter what other fine books you have on Stalingrad, i.e. Beevor, definitely add this one to your collection.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Brian Weight on July 1, 2003
Format: Paperback
I found this book to offer a different view
of von Manstein and von paulus than people
are used to. Written by someone who was
in the pocket of stalingrad, it offers
a first person view of the battle. For fans
of von manstein, the book offers a critical
and i thought a fresh view of the man, who is
held in high regard by most historians but not
so high by this officer in the sixth army.I found
book to be fast read. You'll enjoy it
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Avid Reader on September 29, 2006
Format: Paperback
This was a dificult book for me to read, written in a very stiff style. Only about a quarter of the book is actually about the author's experience in Stalingrad and I felt the restricted manner of writing failed to bring out a feeling of being there for the reader. Other chapters in the book focus on analyzing Manstein's and other's analysis and actions pertaining to the battle. I was looking to feel and understand the horror and tactics of the battle, but instead found this work to be more of a philosophical discussion of the battle, the actions of Germany's wartime leaders, and other peripheral subjects. Any contribution by an actual veteran of the battle is welcome and thus the four stars I am awarding it. However, I was not engrossed in this work and could not even empathize with the author because of the detached style of writing.
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