Page count: 280 pages
File size: 1.7 MB
The battle of Stalingrad was the turning point of World War Two and one which claimed literally hundreds of thousands of lives. This new account provides a succinct and evocative narrative of its origins, course and consequences, from the outset of the Russo-German War, to the German assault on Stalingrad and the Soviet defence and counter-offensive. Geoffrey Roberts looks back at the verdict of history, arguing that not only was Stalingrad the defining battle of the World War Two, but that the Soviet victory fundamentally changed the course of human history. Convincingly argued and grippingly told, this is an accessible history by a fine author.