Stalingrad is a narrative history written by Antony Beevor of the battle fought in and around the city of Stalingrad during World War II, as well as the events. Buy Stalingrado by Antony Beevor, Magdalena Chocano Mena (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. Buy Stalingrado by Antony Beevor, Magdalena Chocano (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Beevor seems to agree with this philosophy so a lot of the battle is described in little vignettes: Undoubtedly, the winters were rough, and the Germans unprepared, but as Anthony Beevor makes clear in Stalingradthe fault stalingraso not lie in the weather, but in Hitler and the stars.

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Tell me something, do you still believe good soldiers make good kings? Beevor goes to very fine details. At the very least, the writing is at times vivid and evocative. This is a good account of a critical WW II battle, but it’s a fairly long book, so plan on spending some time with it. The description of the siege, from both the German and Bwevor perspectives, is quite unforgettable. In another instance, where the original English text refers to “two police battalions” having participated in the massacre at Babi Yarthe new translation refers to “two battalions of Ukrainian nationalists”.

Empieza a leer Stalingrad en tu Kindle en menos de un minuto. It was a sight of breathtaking beauty, a sight to behold, that great force when it began to move forward to take the vast country led by another mass murderer, Josef Stalin.

But how much crazier do you have to be really to just stand by while that happens? Stalingrad was the first of Beevor’s epic world war 2 history books, meticulously researched with an immense amount of detail, technical and personal, without being overwhelming you get to understand certain things such as the advantages of the T over the Panzer IV in simple terms T was easier to produce, had broader tracks, etc rather than giving hyper specifics like precise barrel calibers and engine efficiencies or the like.

Comprar los productos seleccionados conjuntamente Este producto: It introduced amendments to legislation aimed at “restricting access to the Ukrainian wtalingrado of foreign printed material with anti-Ukrainian content”. Beevor gives us a lot of images beecor scenes that leave a stalingraddo impression.


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However the book it barely mentioned the military aviation but this is one the best books of the battle The battle of Stalingrad was the most important of WWII, the author tell us about the siege of Stalingrad; an very detailed story of the battle and point of view of soldier. His books have sold nearly four million copies. He died falling over on a trip to the bathroom – that doesn’t surprise me – but to have survived some of the worst of all the history of the world first and then die that way is ridiculous.


What they did after was indefensible, but here in the early parts of the war I can cut them a little slack. While the German soldiers wrote tenderly about how much they missed hearth and home, Beevor makes clear that the Russian letters were filled with mindless propaganda.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. However, most of the bitter fighting within the city itself was small unit action. The manner this war was conducted even looked more foolish: The battle of Stalingrad was the most important of WWII, the author tell us about the siege of Stalingrad; an very detailed story of the battle and point of view of soldier.

Antony Beevor has written a tome that will last the ages. Want to Read saving…. Dec 07, Amit rated it it was amazing Shelves: Victory was no longer assured and, in fact, Germany would need to fight for its life.

Beevor jumps quickly from event to event, battle to battle, using a series of unconnected anecdotes. Stalingrad conveys the experience of soldiers on both sides, fighting in inhuman conditions, and of civilians antoyn on an urban battlefield.

Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942–1943

How crazy do you have to be to send your fellow countrymen to their certain deaths. I firmly believe that even the most subject-specific history book should provide a little context.

He has published several popular histories on the Second World War and 20th century in general. Documented sources put the number of NKVD detainees at 1, men, of which only 21 were executed, the rest returning back to the front. Beevor attains a nice balance between telling the stories of the top leaders with their cigars, brandy and strategy maps, and what life was like for the ordinary soldiers who died in their hundreds of thousands in the snow.


Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, – by Antony Beevor

Over the next 9 months, the Axis threw roughly 1 MM well armed expertly trained soldiers, supported by the famed Luftwaffe, at the city. Keith Lowe, writing in The Telegraphnotes that Stalingrad transformed both Beevor’s reputation and that of military history, making it from something only for “retired colonels and armchair fantasists” into a “sleek, attention-grabbing subject” always on the bestseller lists. Limbless “samovars” with wooden legs, like the men who had repulsed Napoleon, were rounded up and deported, since they cluttered up Soviet streets.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The Fateful Siege, — by Antony Beevor. Many civilians This is surely one of the best, if not the best, books written on the siege of Stalingrad. The most obvious qualities of his style is his regular use of quotes and anecdotal accounts from the people that were on the ground at the time, adding to the realism of the book. These firsthand accounts as well as accounts gained from other sources were woven into a very detailed account of the battles and strategies used by both armies in this hell that both Germans and Russians lived or died through in The cost to the civilian population was staggering and this was a true battle of total war.

What Beevor conveys better than others is the sheer brutality of the eastern front and the Stalingrad battle. After the Berlin Wall had fallen, Antony Beevor the writer of this fine book, had access for a short time to a lot of material from the Russian archives which had been unavailable to historians who wrote previous books on this subject. Buen libro de aprende mucho. Painstakingly researched and grippingly told, the book begins with Operation Barbarossa, Hitler’s ill-conceived and treacherous plan to invade the Soviet Union.

Conflicts of regional political ideologies was another big reason for it. Brilliantly researched and written down in a way that the reader gets a clear picture of the situation before ,during and the aftermath of the battle. And I’m like ‘nope, but neither did they. Another mistake of Hitler was, his compulsion to maintain the position of sixth army at Stalingrad.

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