As they demonstrate, Stalingrad might not have been the turning point of the war, but it did David Glantz has done something that very few historians achieve. To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German Combat Operations, April-August , Armageddon in Stalingrad: The Stalingrad Trilogy v. 2: September – Novem . David M. Glantz’s latest epics, ‘To the Gates of Stalingrad’ and ‘Armageddon in Stalingrad,’ recast history’s biggest battle in a new light.

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And now apply this perspective to the Germans: Low to High Price: I figured there was no way out.

Every division they send in is weakened, so they have to pull new ones off the flanks. Their trilogy, backed by meticulous glxntz and refreshingly fair-minded, significantly alters long-accepted views of several important aspects of the campaign.

Stalingrad Trilogy by David M. Glantz

Hitler’s War of Extermination in the East “Concise and concentrated yet sacrificing no essential detail. As confusing as is some of the text, and certainly the maps, Glantz and House provide wonderful insight into the strategies and philosophies of both sides as introductions to each phase of the battle.

In Stalingrad, there were several things happening at once. Many early ones were German memoirs, or about glanhz Germans. Academics lost view of the party state apparatus that organized the war effort, which quite successfully mobilized millions of Soviet citizens. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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His exploration of newly available Russian archive records has made him an unrivaled master of Soviet sources. Please try again later.


ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Contrary to most other histories of this campaign, Glantz and House are rather complimentary of the efforts put forth by the Romanian troops.

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The volume is divided in four parts with 20 chapters. Russian and American writers seem equally prone to romanticizing or valorizing their soldiers. Stwlingrad authors also document where Soviet spearheads were blunted when they ran into prepared German formations, and leave the reader with the hint of an impression that if the 6th Army’s flanks had not been robbed, the results of the Russian offensive may have been different. There is a lot of detail left out, but knowing what I know now, I think it is better to read this volume first and then expand your knowledge of the battle with the four volume series.

They understand that even if you have to ruthlessly expend manpower, resistance will wear down a numerically weaker opponent. This view, the fourth, gave rise to a belief that the Red Army soldiers and Soviet citizens successfully defended their homeland in spite of Stalin and the Party, rather than because of them.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Chuikov and others talk a great deal about the successful tactics of using storm troops, small units often operating at night, with surprise attacks. This is the same as in Germany and America, and has to do in part with the imminent passing of a generation — so schoolchildren are videotaping testimonies of the very aged veterans at an accelerated pace.


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They take all the engineer battalions out of Army Group B, which makes the final attack on November There is a more positive Western view as well: Ships from and sold by Amazon. In the s and s, many were essentially derived from those sources plus a narrow base of Soviet sources, the predominant one being memoirs by Vasily Chuikov, who headed the Soviet Sixty-second Army; lgantz are quite accurate and very good.

To the Gates of Stalingrad: Glantz and House [have written] the definitive history of the Stalingrad campaign.

His command of German material is no less comprehensive. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I think there is a fifth book with charts and tables as well because I have heard the series referred to as 5-volume set, I only have the four books.

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Pages with related products. As they demonstrate, Stalingrad might not have been the turning point of the war, but it did mark the point at which it was unlikely Germany could win any sort stalingra war. What makes Stalingrad different? What kind of leader was Stalin? From Defeat to Victory Charles J. The Ghosts of the Great War.