Christmas at Stalingrad




      Christmas at Stalingrad
Antony Beevor s Stalingrad, published by Penguin in 1998, was a worldwide bestseller, telling one of the most harrowing stories of the Second World War and reminding everybody of the power of narrative history in the hands of an expert storyteller In this extract Beevor takes us back to December 1942 when the German 6th Army was surrounded by the Russians and facing annihilation Only thoughts of Christmas kept German soldiers hopes alive. Free Read [ Christmas at Stalingrad ] author [ Antony Beevor ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

Antony James Beevor is a British historian who was educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst He studied under the famous historian of World War II, John Keegan Beevor is a former officer with the 11th Hussars who served in England and Germany for five years before resigning his commission He has published several popular histories on the Second World War and the 20th century in general.

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  • Paperback
  • 57 pages
  • Christmas at Stalingrad
  • Antony Beevor
  • English
  • 06 September 2018
  • 0141022256

10 thoughts on “ Christmas at Stalingrad

  1. Daren says:

    An excerpt from Stalingrad, this portion taking place around Christmas 1942, when the German 6th Army was surrounded by the Russians and facing annihilation It is a moving and sad book, demonstrating the futility of war the arrogant refusal to back down of both Hitler and Stalin.The writing is packed with facts, figures, names and quotations I don t mind admitting to being way outside of my sphere of knowledge, so a lot of it I found a bit confusing with the 16th Panza Division going here, th...

  2. Spencer Fancutt says:

    This extract from Beevor s Stalingrad serves as an excellent reminder of the human costs of war It documents the stranded and doomed German 6th Army, 150,000 strong, as the Russian noose tightened around Stalingrad One cannot help feeling sorry for the men as they try to deal with being sacrificed through poor decisions, with dwindling fuel, munitio...

  3. Joe Pickert says:

    Brief yet haunting, another powerful reminder of how lucky we are to have been spared the horrors of the Eastern Front.

  4. Ian Willey says:

    Just a pocket book though worth reading it s very short

  5. Coenraad says:

    Normally I would not choose to read a book like this In fact, I would choose not to read it the depiction of the stupidity of war is just too upsetting This excerpt of Beevor s book about the events at Stalingrad during the Second World War is deceptively light, but gives enough information about the starvation of the German soldiers because of the lack of food and the severe winter to demonstrate the futility of the whole undertaking not to forget about the even worse plight of the Normally I would not choose to read a book like this In fact, I would choose not to read it the depiction of the stupidity of war is just too upsetting This excerpt of Beevor s book about the events at Stalingrad during the Second World War is deceptively light, but gives enough information about the starvation of the German soldiers because of the lack of food and the severe winter to demonstrate the futility of the whole undertaking not to forget about the even worse plight of the Russians kept as prisoners of war by the Germans ...

  6. Roelof Kotvis says:

    Outstanding account of what happened to the German 6th Army, trapped in the Kessel on the Western bank of the river Volga, in late December 1942 Presenting lots of information in an easily readable fashion is an art, one in which Antony Beevor excels The many quotes from primary sources ensure that the dazzling numbers of casualties preserve their human faces Christmas at Stalingrad is not the story of a handful of generals, it s the story of thousands of soldiers left to freeze and Outstanding account of what happened to the German 6th Army, trapped in the Kessel on the Western bank of the river Volga, in late December 1942 Presenting lots of information in an easily readable fashion is a...

  7. Lynn says:

    This was a gift from my fiance which I received, catalogued and shelved for reading at another time The time came when I needed a book to tide me over for a day between other longer books It was an enjoyable excerpt I am sure I would slog through the whole book...

  8. Rhoobarb H says:

    How does the world still continue, after Stalingrad

  9. Ben says:

    So much tenderness and horror in so few pages but only a taster of the full Stalingrad book Definitely want to read the rest though.

  10. Steve Mitchell says:

    A disturbing account of life on the eastern front

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