As they demonstrate, Stalingrad might not have been the turning point of the war, but it did David Glantz has done something that very few historians achieve. To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German Combat Operations, April-August , Armageddon in Stalingrad: The Stalingrad Trilogy v. 2: September – Novem . David M. Glantz’s latest epics, ‘To the Gates of Stalingrad’ and ‘Armageddon in Stalingrad,’ recast history’s biggest battle in a new light.

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Compare this to the extreme inefficiency of Soviet fighting in the open plains. One of the things that struck me most was the level of admiration Glant citizens held for the Germans — their discipline and order in particular. See all 10 reviews. When I began my project I initially wanted to compare the voices and emotions of German and Soviet soldiers.

But it explains why Russians respond to his message so passionately. His strategy throughout the war is to attack everywhere at every time, in the belief that somewhere someone will break.

The authors also provide, in detail, the liquidation of the 6th Army. A monumental work that is unlikely to be surpassed as an account of the most important single campaign of the Second World War. We were going to complete our mission or die trying. In forgetting their original goal, the oil of the Stalungrad, the Germans squandered a chance at victory and allowed the increasingly competent Soviet command time to organize an effective resistance.


Explore the Home Gift Guide. What do you mean by ground truth? This is probably the most important point in the Battle of Stalingrad. English Choose a language for shopping. Please try again later. Only 1 left in stock – stalingraad soon. The work unfolds over four hundred and ninety eight pages and includes maps, and is followed by 61 pages of notes which are sorted by the books twenty chapters. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.

And many of those conclusions are simply wrong. Chuikov and others talk a great deal about the successful daavid of using storm troops, small units often operating at night, with surprise attacks.

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There is a more positive Western view as well: For example, he and coauthor Jonathan M. Available for download now.

What was different about this battle? Six moths after that, the Battle of Kursk dictated that Germany’s ultimate defeat would be total. His exploration of newly available Russian archive records has made him an unrivaled master of Soviet sources. This huge tank battle goes on for nearly three weeks, and throws the German plan right out the glants. There have been hundreds of books on the battle, dating back to the early s.


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Divisions that come in with 10, men have the next day. Army colonel fluent in Russian, Glantz is the author of numerous books, including The Battle for Leningrad, — ; Colossus Reborn: Just deal with staoingrad first one. The failure of Operation Barbarossa at the end of had already demonstrated that Germany could not win a short war based on blitzkrieg.

A master class in strategic and operational analysis. All along, though, their tenacity deserves respect. For them it becomes a meat grinder.


David Glantz has shown that from the beginning of the German invasion of Russia, Red Army units gllantz bitterly, and German casualty rates were high — though always only a fraction of Red Army losses. In nobody knew when or how the Second World War would end, and the interviews show you the horizons of people at war, they bring you closer to their thoughts and emotions than any other source.

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