Stalingrad: The Death of the German Sixth Army on the Volga, 1942-1943 by Schiffer Publishing

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Stalingrad: The Death of the German Sixth Army on the Volga, 1942-1943, is the first published work to detail the situation of every German corps and division for every day of the six-month Stalingrad campaign. Derived from the Sixth Army daily operation reports and the German Army High Command (OKH) situation maps (Lage Ost), this two-volume set presents the situation on the flanks of the army, as well as the combat in the city itself, a level of detail never before attempted. Stalingrad was the perfect storm that would lead to the death of an army – the German Sixth Army. Led by Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus, but micromanaged by Adolf Hitler, who insisted that his forces fight to the last man and bullet, the Sixth Army became fixated on an objective that continued to be just past their grasp. Believing that Stalingrad would be theirs “if only” one more attack against the urban rubble was mounted, the Sixth Army did not see that it was in a situation where if something did go wrong, it would not “see” impending doom until it was too late. That something was the massive Soviet attack that broke through both flanks of the Sixth Army in such a violent manner and to such a great operational depth that any hope of relieving the surrounded pocket from the outside in such horrible winter conditions was probably illusionary. Thus, defeat was in order for the Sixth Army, but it would not end there. Adolf Hitler had insisted that this would be a fight between the supermen of Aryan Germany against the sub-humans of Slavic Russia. In this fight, according to Nazi ideology, the sub-humans had no right to live. Given the polar ideological differences of Fascism and Communism, combined with this racial antagonism, when the Red Army did gain the upper hand and isolate the German forces around Stalingrad in November 1942, the situation guaranteed that the Sixth Army would not only be defeated, but that it and most of its soldiers were headed for annihilation.
  • The day-by-day account of the German Sixth Army at the Battle of Stalingrad, from its start on August 15, 1942 to the final German surrender in the city on February 3, 1943
  • The daily operational history of the Sixth Army, its subordinate corps and their subordinate divisions during the Stalingrad Campaign including combat operations, casualties and unit locations
  • During the entire Stalingrad Campaign, some 108,887 soldiers in the Sixth Army were killed in action or died of their wounds and 201,000 became prisoners of war
[AuthorName]By French MacLean[/AuthorName][AuthorBio]Colonel French L. MacLean, United States Army Retired, served over thirty-four years in the Senior Service. Born in Peoria, Illinois, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1974, and later from the Army's School of Advanced Military Studies. He has written nine military history books under the Schiffer label. The author's previous book, Custer's Best: The Story of Company M, 7th Cavalry at the Little Bighorn, is the recipient of the John M. Carroll Award for 2012 as the best annual book on the Battle of the Little Bighorn or George A. Custer.[/AuthorBio][NumIllustration]510 images[/NumIllustration][CoAuthor][/CoAuthor][SubTitle]Volume 1: The Bloody Fall • Volume 2: The Brutal Winter[/SubTitle][ColorPattern]510 images[/ColorPattern]

Stalingrad: The Death of the German Sixth Army on the Volga, 1942-1943 by Schiffer Publishing

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    Fulfilled by our friends at Schiffer Publishing

    Stalingrad: The Death of the German Sixth Army on the Volga, 1942-1943, is the first published work to detail the situation of every German corps and division for every day of the six-month Stalingrad campaign. Derived from the Sixth Army daily operation reports and the German Army High Command (OKH) situation maps (Lage Ost), this two-volume set presents the situation on the flanks of the army, as well as the combat in the city itself, a level of detail never before attempted. Stalingrad was the perfect storm that would lead to the death of an army – the German Sixth Army. Led by Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus, but micromanaged by Adolf Hitler, who insisted that his forces fight to the last man and bullet, the Sixth Army became fixated on an objective that continued to be just past their grasp. Believing that Stalingrad would be theirs “if only” one more attack against the urban rubble was mounted, the Sixth Army did not see that it was in a situation where if something did go wrong, it would not “see” impending doom until it was too late. That something was the massive Soviet attack that broke through both flanks of the Sixth Army in such a violent manner and to such a great operational depth that any hope of relieving the surrounded pocket from the outside in such horrible winter conditions was probably illusionary. Thus, defeat was in order for the Sixth Army, but it would not end there. Adolf Hitler had insisted that this would be a fight between the supermen of Aryan Germany against the sub-humans of Slavic Russia. In this fight, according to Nazi ideology, the sub-humans had no right to live. Given the polar ideological differences of Fascism and Communism, combined with this racial antagonism, when the Red Army did gain the upper hand and isolate the German forces around Stalingrad in November 1942, the situation guaranteed that the Sixth Army would not only be defeated, but that it and most of its soldiers were headed for annihilation.
    • The day-by-day account of the German Sixth Army at the Battle of Stalingrad, from its start on August 15, 1942 to the final German surrender in the city on February 3, 1943
    • The daily operational history of the Sixth Army, its subordinate corps and their subordinate divisions during the Stalingrad Campaign including combat operations, casualties and unit locations
    • During the entire Stalingrad Campaign, some 108,887 soldiers in the Sixth Army were killed in action or died of their wounds and 201,000 became prisoners of war
    [AuthorName]By French MacLean[/AuthorName][AuthorBio]Colonel French L. MacLean, United States Army Retired, served over thirty-four years in the Senior Service. Born in Peoria, Illinois, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1974, and later from the Army's School of Advanced Military Studies. He has written nine military history books under the Schiffer label. The author's previous book, Custer's Best: The Story of Company M, 7th Cavalry at the Little Bighorn, is the recipient of the John M. Carroll Award for 2012 as the best annual book on the Battle of the Little Bighorn or George A. Custer.[/AuthorBio][NumIllustration]510 images[/NumIllustration][CoAuthor][/CoAuthor][SubTitle]Volume 1: The Bloody Fall • Volume 2: The Brutal Winter[/SubTitle][ColorPattern]510 images[/ColorPattern]

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