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eBook Stalingrad: The Vital 7 Days ePub

by Will Fowler

  • ISBN: 1904687288
  • Category: Europe
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Will Fowler
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Amber Books; First Edition edition (March 19, 2005)
  • Pages: 192
  • ePub book: 1914 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1923 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 634

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Stalingrad: The Vital 7 Days looks in detail at this desperate last-gasp attempt by the Germans to win the battle . This book like Mr Fowler's other illustrated books in the WWII series is a good beginner's book that has a broad range of topics.

Stalingrad: The Vital 7 Days looks in detail at this desperate last-gasp attempt by the Germans to win the battle of Stalingrad in an all-out effort. The book begins with a brief summary of Operation Barbarossa and quickly moves to a more detailed discussion of Operation Blue. the initial engagements of 6th Army etc before reaching the Don River bend) Starting in late August 1942 Paulus reaches the city limits of Stalingrad where the fighting escalates.

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Stalingrad: The Vital 7 Days

Stalingrad: The Vital 7 Days. This book looks at the desperate last attempt by the Germans to win the battle of Stalingrad in an all-out effort and how the Red Army managed to cling on against the odds, marking the turning point of the war on the Eastern Front in early October 1942 before exhaustion and the Russian winter set in.

Stalingrad the Vital 7 Days : The Last Desperate German Attempt to Capture the City.

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In early October 1942 the German Sixth Army realized that it had one last chance to break through the Soviet lines and capture Stalingrad before exhaustion and the Russian winter set in. Stalingrad: The Vital 7 Days looks in detail at this desperate last-gasp attempt by the Germans to win the battle of Stalingrad in an all-out effort, and how the Red Army managed to cling on against the odds, marking the turning point of the war on the Eastern Front. Beginning with the background to the assault on Stalingrad, the book shows how initially the Germans made good progress against the city's defenders, but failed to break them. By 14 October 1942 the German Sixth Army was ready to make its third, final assault on the Soviet 62nd Army. On that day Hitler issued an order halting all other offensive operations on the Eastern Front -Stalingrad was to be the deciding battle that determined whether the Germans could maintain their position in the East. Victory would give Germany access to the resources of the Caucasus and the Ukraine, including oil, while defeat would demoralize the Wehrmacht before winter set in. With the aid of specially commissioned maps, Stalingrad: The Vital 7 Days gives a dramatic blow-by-blow account of the desperate struggle to control the left bank of, the Volga and the key strong points in the city: the tractor works and the Red October and Barrikady factories. With firsthand accounts from both sides, vivid photographs, and specially commissioned maps of the combat zones, Stalingrad: The Vital 7 Days is a comprehensive examination of the decisive failure of the German assault that ultimately decided the course of the war in the East.

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Nakora Nakora
This book like Mr Fowler's other illustrated books in the WWII series is a good beginner's book that has a broad range of topics. The book begins with a brief summary of Operation Barbarossa and quickly moves to a more detailed discussion of Operation Blue. (the initial engagements of 6th Army etc before reaching the Don River bend) Starting in late August 1942 Paulus reaches the city limits of Stalingrad where the fighting escalates. The coverage is not comprehensive but it does cover the highlights of the battle: the see-saw battles for the rail station and Mamayev Kurgan, the grain elevator, the heroic stand of Rodimtsev and the 39th GRD on the banks of the Volga, and of course the battles for the factories. There is little coverage of Hube in the north or Hoth in the south. The fighting in the Caucasus is not covered.
Operation Uranus, the closing of the pocket and the surrender are also covered. Operation Little Saturn is mentioned but not gone into very deeply.

There are eleven color computer generated maps which had nice eye appeal and were helpful. The maps include the city fighting with troop dispositions of the three major offensives. In addition to the battle history, the author also provides many interesting side-bars. Key people include Paulus, Richthoffen, Zhukov, Chuikov, Vatutin and Yeremenko. Coverage also covers key weapons: rifles, machine guns, flamethrowers, rocket launchers, tank rifles, tanks, artillery, planes and uniforms. Other side-bars include women in the Russian Army, storm troopers, Hiwis, Death squads, weapon production, the Volga Flotilla and Total War Concept and much more.
There are many interesting photos to study and include fighting scenes, the ruins and the people still living there. A brief Order of Battle, a Bibliography of secondary sources and an Index round out the book.

As a primer, this overview provides a lot of information (more breadth than depth) for the new student or casual reader. It would make a good foundation from which to build on if the pivotal battle interests you. It was not intended to complete with books by Glantz, Beevor, Jones, Hayward, Walsh or Tarrant and as such was rated on a different scale, less stringent.
Barinirm Barinirm
When I first heard of the title several months ago, I had hoped that this would be a true in depth look at the late October city battles which no book to date has done. Then I saw who the author was, and my hopes died a quick death. The book has a great title, but doesn't live up to it's advertising. Same old rehash of the main staples of Craig, Erickson, & Ziemke. To be quite honest, I doubt if Mr. Fowler could even tell me what the vital 7 days were, and why. Photos are OK, but nothing you haven't seen before.
Tiainar Tiainar
I devour Stalingrad books, and have them all, good and bad. This one is in the middle, its okay. For me its flaw is that it's very hard to place the events described within context because they deal with combat half-way through the battle itself but also before either the Soviet counter-offensive or the Luftwaffe air-lift start. It reads well, has good photos and is indeed quite interesting, but I do think that the book should only be read after the reader has studied the two essential Stalingrad classics: Antony Beevor's ''Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege'' and Joel Hayward's ''Stopped at Stalingrad.''
RUsich155 RUsich155
Will Fowler is a one man wreaking crew pertaining to the Eastern Front. How his ineptness is published is beyond me.

Can you, in your wildest imagination see him being published, by say, Knopf, Penguin, or RZM? Of course you can't!

Where does he come from?
September September
This book was reviewed not long after it's release, by about a dozen Amazon readers, who mostly panned it.
I wonder why they, Amazon, saw fit to censure the original reviews...