Alexander Werth


Born
in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
February 04, 1901

Died
March 05, 1969

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Alexander Werth was a Russian-born, naturalized British writer, journalist, and war correspondent.

Werth's family fled to the United Kingdom in the wake of the Russian Revolution.

Werth wrote about France in the prewar period and about Russia in World War II, especially the Battle of Stalingrad and the Siege of Leningrad. He was fluent in both Russian and English. His best-known work is "Russia at War 1941 to 1945", (London, 1964) a behind-the-scenes look at life in the wartime Soviet Union; he spent the war there as the BBC's correspondent, and had unrivalled access due to the combination of his BBC press credentials and his ability to function as a native Russian.

Werth was among a group of journalists to visit the Majdanek concentration and
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Russia at War: 1941-1945

4.32 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 1964 — 10 editions
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Leningrad, 1943

3.86 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1944 — 6 editions
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Year of Stalingrad

4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2001
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DeGaulle: A Political Biogr...

3.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1966
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Stalingrado: 1942 - o iníci...

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Lost Statesman: The Strange...

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1958
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The Last Days of Paris: A J...

3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1940
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Moscow '41

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Russia: Hopes and Fears

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1969 — 4 editions
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France 1940-1955

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