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Island Of Fire: The Battle For The Barrikady Gun Factory In Stalingrad

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Stalingrad symbolises many things: the ideological clash between Nazism and Communism, the battle of wills between Hitler and Stalin, and the absolute fortitude of the Soviet people. In most people s minds, however, it represents the savagery, folly and utter waste of urban combat, a city where dozens of lives were readily exchanged for a ruined building. And nowhere did t ...more
Hardcover, 641 pages
Published 2006 by Leaping Horseman Books
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John Gordon
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history
This is a meticulously detailed book focusing on just one part of the fighting in Stalingrad. It just brings home both the shear scale of the titanic struggle between Germany and the Soviet Union and the individual cost borne by so many soldiers on both sides. Jason Mark has done an incredible amount of research putting this opus together and yet it is very readable such that one can almost put oneself there, imagine, and be glad I was not there. If you are interested in military history, World ...more
Rich
May 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Mark has put together a hugely impressive account of this pivotal struggle. Combines thorough research with dramatic narrative to reconstruct the experiences of those caught up in this brutal, terrifying fight.
Joshua Welbaum
Nov 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: world-war-e
Expensive but worth it.
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