Stalingrad 1942 cover
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One of the most monumental and widely discussed battles in the history of World War II, Stalingrad was Hitler's first major defeat on the Eastern Front, and acted as a catalyst for his eventual downfall.

Providing a detailed breakdown of the armies on both sides and discussing the merits of the commanders and the ways in which these influenced the battle, Peter Antill questions why the Germans allowed themselves to be diverted from their main objective and concentrate such large resources on a secondary target.

The bird's-eye view illustrations and maps that feature in this book help to unravel the detail of unit directions, priorities and deployments, and the tactical failures that led to the day-by-day war of attrition that lasted for nearly five months.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign

Opposing Commanders:
Field Marshals List
- Von Manstein
- Marshal Zhukov
- General Yeremenko

Opposing Armies:
- Army Groups A and B
- 6th Army
- 62nd Army

Opposing Plans:
- The German plan to take the Caucasus and Stalingrad and the objectives of Operation Blau
- Soviet plans for defence of the city, counter-attack by Zhukov and relief effort by Manstein

The Campaign

The Battlefield Today

Product details

Published 10 Jun 2007
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846030284
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 59 b/w
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 184
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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