Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad
This book in fact covers the whole battle of Stalingrad from the German perspective.
It wasn’t a happy read. The Soviets get pushed back almost all the way to the Volga and barely hang on. They s ...more
Descriptive personal testimony of trauma, starvation, frostbite and even post-war follow up on ...more
The invasion of the Soviet ...more
Stalingrad is what can happen to invaders. Although one feels sympathy for the Germans in reading their letters home to their wives and parents – there is no introspection in these letters of the reasons of why they were so far from their homeland. When one seeks to destroy a city ...more
Stalingrado fue, junto a El Alamein, una de las batallas en las que se invirtió el rumbo de la II Guerra Mundial. En ella, los alemanes perdieron a varios de sus mejores ejércitos, además de la iniciativa, que tomaron los soviéticos al empezar a avanzar hacia Berlín.
Napoleón fracasó al invadir Rusia y Hitler cometió los mismos errores, y algunos más. Intentó hacer una campaña relámpago y cuando se quedó atascado se le echó el invierno encima. Después de eso, los rusos sólo tuvieron que contener...more
Then, it is a book more directed to the mass readers rather than to the interested on history. And this is clear since the beginning from the nov ...more
Enemy at The Gates is the most compelling, disturbing, and brilliantly written attempt to relate what being involved in brutal, relentless, close quarter combat ...more
The book lays out all the strategy, tactics, and brings the battle and its aftermath home to the general reader with passages ...more
A lot of research and interviews were done for this book, and there are many interesting little anecdotes probably derived from those interviews. I'm reminded of the note at the beginning of 'A Bridge Too Far', which mentions the great deal of material that was very moving and interesting but could only be single-sourced and was therefore left out- I'm not sure the same high stand ...more