Stephen Walsh, Author Thomas Dunne Books $24.95 (176p) ISBN 978-0-312-26943-2
Stalingrad was the most significant battle of WWII on the eastern front, marking the turning of the tide against Hitler in an epic struggle between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army. It extended over 141 days and resulted in the utter destruction of the city and annihilation of the 30,000-strong German 6th Army. Stephen Walsh, a specialist in Soviet military history at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, furnishes an exceptionally cogent and comprehensive narration of the background, progressive phases and aftermath of the action in Stalingrad: 1942-1943: The Infernal Cauldron. The merits of the text notwithstanding, even more forceful are the 200 well-chosen, black-and-white photographs, integrated into a coffee-table book format.
Reviewed on: 02/01/2001
Release date: 02/01/2001
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