This vivid and gripping account is of fundamental significance for our understanding of the Eastern Front... in a story that thrills and fascinates in equal measure, taking us back into the furnace of battle at its most intense.
Jeremy Black, author of 'Rethinking World War Two'
In Meat Grinder, renowned Eastern Front expert Prit Buttar chronicles in superb detail a largely forgotten episode of the Second World War, in which Soviet and German forces battled for control of the Rzhev Salient in 1942–43. In this compelling account of a terrible attritional struggle, readers will find many stark parallels in the intense fighting in the Donbas some eighty years later, not least the crushing effect of artillery fire on fortifications and fortitude.
General Mungo Melvin, author of 'Sevastopol's Wars'
This is an excellent book and a worthy addition to studies of the Eastern Front.
Aspects of History
Informative … "Meat Grinder: The Battles for the Rzhev Salient, 1942-43" is a comprehensive detailed history that is a simply fascinating read from first page to last.
Midwest Book Review
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