Les Dangerfield's Reviews > Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942–1943

Stalingrad by Antony Beevor
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Jun 22, 2012

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Read from June 22 to 26, 2012

I'd had this on my shelves for 12 years, so it has travelled the world with me. It describes a very depressing example of shocking human behaviour towards their fellow man - on the grandest of scales. It is a very thoroughly researched description of a key turning point in world history - in particular the beginning of the end for Hitler but also what sowed the seeds of the domination of much of central and eastern Europe by the Soviet Union for almost half a century after the war. It is very well written but left me feeling empty and also despairing of what powerful men (in this case in particular Hitler and Stalin) will do to bolster and protect their inflated egos.
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Hugh This is one of many fascinating and genuinely ground-breaking histories of the Second World War that Beevor has written,recommend all of them unreservedly,just ordered his new history of the war,which was published recently.


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