Stalingrad: How the Red Army Triumphed

Stalingrad: How the Red Army Triumphed

by Michael K. Jones

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Stalingrad: How the Red Army Triumphed by Michael K. Jones

Michael K. Jones's new history of Stalingrad offers a radical reinterpretation of the most famous battle of the WW2. Combining eyewitness testimony of Red Army fighters with fresh archive material, the book gives a dramatic insight into the thinking of the Russian command and the mood of the ordinary soldiers. He focuses on the story of the Russian 62nd Army, which began the campaign in utter demoralization, yet turned the tables on the powerful German 6th Army. He explains the Red Army's extraordinary performance using battle psychology, emphasizing the vital role of leadership, morale and motivation in a triumph that turned the course of the war.

Colonel-General Anatoly Mereshko fought throughout the battle as staff officer to the commander, Chuikov. Working with the author much of Mereshko's testimony is entirely new - and will astonish a western audience. It is backed up by accounts of other key veterans and the recently released war diary and combat journals. These show that the oft-repeated descriptions of Stalingrad's two critical days of fighting - 14 September 1942, when the Germans broke into the city, and 14 October, when they launched a massive attack on the factory district - disguise how desperate the plight of the defenders really was. In their place is a far more terrifying reality. Grasping this, we come to see Stalingrad as more than a victory of successful tactics - rather, as an astounding, improbable triumph of the human spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848842014
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 03/10/2010
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,259,220
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael K Jones is an author and historian.Michael Jones is well-known for his innovative, controversial studies of warfare. A former university lecturer in medieval history, he now works as a freelance writer, presenter and battlefield tour guide. He has written numerous articles on warfare for journals. Since 1984 he has been guiding visitors around battlefields, including Stalingrad, Bannockburn, and the battlefields of the Hundred Years' War.

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Stalingrad: How the Red Army Triumphed 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exceptional time and place and exceptional deeds done written in a very unexceptional manor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just like the " Sniper on the Eastern Front ", but from the Russian sniper's 1st hand accounts. Absolutely amazing, suspenful story. Could not stop reading this, a definite re read for sure.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good first hand account but not well written, some first hand accounts sound more like fiction....... RJP
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