Stalingrad

Stalingrad Beschrijving van de zwaarste veldslag in Rusland tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog aan de hand van ooggetuigenverslagen

  • Title: Stalingrad
  • Author: Antony Beevor B. Westerveld
  • ISBN: 9789026321924
  • Page: 301
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  • Beschrijving van de zwaarste veldslag in Rusland tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog aan de hand van ooggetuigenverslagen.

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    1. "You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is 'never get involved in a land war in Asia' - but only slightly less well-known is this: 'Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line'"!-- Wallace Shawn as Vizzini in The Princess BrideNever get involved in a land war in Asia. Or the European portion of Russia. That's good advice. For whatever reason, though, the lure of Russia - its vast steppes, its vast resources, its vast and bloody history - has [...]

    2. This is a painful book to read, as it shows the horror of the war on both sides. The half-year battle for the streets of Stalingrad was an unremitting horror, with not only two armies, but thousands of civilians jammed into a city that was being bombed into rubble while everyone was starving or dying of thirst. (Apparently this book demonstrated the dangers of trying to substitute snow for water.) Just when the battle for the streets of Stalingrad appeared to be turning into a stalemate, with Ge [...]

    3. List of IllustrationsList of MapsPreface to the New EditionPreface--StalingradAppendix A: German and Soviet Orders of Battle, 19 November 1942Appendix B: The Statistical Debate: Sixth Army Strength in the KesselReferencesSource NotesSelect BibliographyIndex

    4. So, I'm watching a movie in German about the siege of Stalingrad last night while I'm knitting and my first thought was 'but I won't have a clue what is going on' and my second is 'fair enough.why should I have an unfair advantage over the poor fuckers who were there in the thick of it.' Just because I'm watching the movie, it shouldn't give me an edge.Afterwards, explaining this to my mother, she asked, so did you get it? And I'm like 'nope, but neither did they.' Bunches of people being confus [...]

    5. This is an excellent account of the battle of Stalingrad, I'd place it next to 'Enemy at the Gates'. The author gives you an overview of the military situation on the Eastern Front prior to the German Offensive towards Stalingrad on the Volga. The author tells the story of this terrible battle through the accounts of those soldiers who endured this inferno and survived as well as using letters and diaries of those who didn't! This is a story of the fighting, not of the strategy and tactics behin [...]

    6. This book was more from the 6th Army/German perspective, which wasn’t what I was expecting. But seeing as my background on this event comes more from the Russian perspective, so it was an interesting read. This book covers a lot of ground, starting with Operation Barbarossa (well, really even a little bit before that) and follows through some prison camps that extended into the 1950s! There is a part in this book that describes a German officer who gets flown out of the 6th Army encirclement ( [...]

    7. Ce livre a gagné trois prix majeurs: le Wolfson, le Samuel Johnson et l'Hawthorndon. Ce qui manqué aux Palmeres d'Antony Beevor, c'est le prix Nobel de littérature accordé à un historien pour la dernière fois en 1953. Je suis de l'avis ferme que Beevor le merit.Diplomé du college célebre Sandhurst, Beevor admire profondement les grands guerriers sans les idolatrer. Pourtant, le genie de Beevor c'est de mettre les souffrances des petits gens aux premier plans de ces récits de batailles.L [...]

    8. It's not a bad book, but as a proclaimed "historical analysis" I can hardly give it more than one star. Reasons include:- Heavy anti-Soviet bias. The author tries very hard to hammer in the notion of every Red Army soldier being a drunken lout. "Slavic peasant" phrasing is uncomfortably common, and it makes you question the author's intentions.- Use of individual anecdotes to portray behaviors depicted in those anecdotes as common and regular.- Unfounded claims, the most jarring of which being 1 [...]

    9. Description: The Battle of Stalingrad was not only the psychological turning point of World War II: it also changed the face of modern warfare. Historians and reviewers worldwide have hailed Antony Beevor's magisterial Stalingrad as the definitive account of World War II's most harrowing battle.In August 1942, Hitler's huge Sixth Army reached the city that bore Stalin's name. In the five-month siege that followed, the Russians fought to hold Stalingrad at any cost; then, in an astonishing revers [...]

    10. What can one say about this book! Antony Beevor has written a tome that will last the ages.I found this book so easy to read and follow, but also exciting and majorly informative. I came into this book, not having much knowledge of Stalingrad and the battle/s surrounding it. There is a lot of personal narrative from soldiers on both sides that gives one a very heart wrenching and sometimes grotesque idea of the pain and struggle that not only the soldiers went through, but also the civilians tha [...]

    11. Stunning account of perseverance, deprivation and stupidity surrounding one of the most pivotal battles of WW II. In the summer of 1942 German axis forces descended on the small city of Stalingrad, Russia, pollution 400,000. The city was of no real significance other than it carried Joesph Stalin's name. Germany thought it would be an easy win for their propaganda machine. It proved anything but. Over the next 9 months, the Axis threw roughly 1 MM well armed, expertly trained soldiers, supported [...]

    12. This book is an astounding piece of work. Beevor does not have the moral resonance of a Martin Gilbert or the sparkling language of a Dan Van Der Vat, but in his own stolid way he tells a damn good story. Painstakingly researched and grippingly told, the book begins with Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's ill-conceived and treacherous plan to invade the Soviet Union. As we all know, this attempt foundered after the Soviet counter-attacks around Stalingrad in the Northern winter of 1942-43. Beevor at [...]

    13. Dopo aver letto “Vita e destino” volevo saperne un po’ di più sulla battaglia di Stalingrado: ne ho saputo pure troppo. Scherzi a parte, è un libro interessantissimo, fatto molto, bene, documentato, ragionato e ben adatto a chi non è addetto ai lavori (storia militare, etc.) Beevor riesce a spiegare molto bene e in maniera persino avvincente per un disastro di tal portata, raccontando gli antefatti dell’Operazione Barbarossa, la blitzkrieg dell’estate 1941 che porterà le armate di [...]

    14. My first Beevor, it was outstanding. I will be coming back for more. Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943 gets 5 Stars for the epic battle history presented here. What Beevor conveys better than others is the sheer brutality of the eastern front and the Stalingrad battle. While millions die, Beevor brings the tragedy down to the individual level. Atrocity is matched by atrocity until you mourn the death of each side while seeing each side having justification. The Nazis started it but the So [...]

    15. It was called as the Great War. It was great in all aspects of war, including in its stupidity. You know how it started. A minor potentate was assassinated and with this single death nations found reason enough to stage an orgy of bloodbaths across Europe which resulted to the death of millions, most of them young men in the prime of their lives. The manner this war was conducted even looked more foolish: the soldiers dug trenches, built fortifications and set up machine gun nests. They rain bom [...]

    16. I've always been fascinated with modern history, especially World War II - it was my favourite subject and topic back in school. I would stay up late into the night reading up on various things from history (probably instead of doing my actual history homework) that interested me - I seem to remember spending a weekend doing nothing but reading about the Unification of Germany.It's been a few years since I finished Year 12, and upon starting Stalingrad I was struck by how much I had missed readi [...]

    17. The ending of siege of Stalingrad was seen by many historians as the defining moment of the Second World War. It cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of both German and Russian soldiers, as well as countless numbers of civilians. It is said that during the reconstruction of Stalingrad they were digging up bodies for decades afterwards.Tens of thousands died needlessly due to the interference of both Stalin and Hitler who on countless occasions overrode their Generals and insisted upon attacks [...]

    18. Stalingrad was the battle that turned the tide in the struggle against the German forces in WWII. This battle cost over 1 million lives with both sides refusing to lose. The fierce fight over a ruined city is fully explored along with the in human conditions both sides struggled with. The cost to the civilian population was staggering and this was a true battle of total war. Both sides showed little mercy to their own soldiers with executions and inhuman cruelity to prisoners. The egos of Stalin [...]

    19. This is surely one of the best, if not the best, books written on the siege of Stalingrad. The description of the siege, from both the German and Soviet perspectives, is quite unforgettable. The battle was joined on 23 August 1942 and concluded over five months later with the encirclement of the assaulting German Sixth Army by Russian reinforcements. Casualty estimates are always difficult for a battle of this size, but most agree that over a million lives were lost on both sides. Many civilians [...]

    20. The battle of Stalingrad was the most important of WWII, the author tell us about the siege of Stalingrad; an very detailed story of the battle and point of view of soldier. The book count with an excellent research, well written like a novel. You have a good look of both armies and their commanders, focuses on the details tactical and strategic of the battle, about decisions of the generals. However the book it barely mentioned the military aviation but this is one the best books of the battle [...]

    21. Call me odd, but I've never been particularly fond of Hitler or Stalin. Controversial as that opinion may be, it was only reinforced by Antony Beevor's Stalingrad.The Battle of Stalingrad was both one of the bloodiest in world history and — which says something about WWII — the second bloodiest conflict of the second World War. (The first was, predictably, the siege of Leningrad.) Quite what would have happened if the Soviet and German generals had been in charge of their respective armies i [...]

    22. Indeed a great work by a great historian. An essential read for all world war followers. Stalingrad was a game changer of world war 2. During the complete course of war, change in mood, thoughts, impressions of Germans, Romanians and Soviets is easily depicted. It is easy to trace that conflict of ego, was the main reason for mass killing of mankind and animals.Conflicts of regional political ideologies was another big reason for it. Leaders of each region had recklessly tried to get public obed [...]

    23. Beevor manages to capture the scale of a truly titanic struggle without forgetting the human element. A powerful and often harrowing picture what happens when two dictatorships go to war. The Soviet Union may have been a dreadful place to live, but it should be remembered that its people did, once upon a time, save the world from something worse.

    24. It is a meticulously researched and gripping account of the horrific battle that ultimately lead to the collapse of Hitler and his army in Russia and also a German defeat in WWII. Many people consider the D-Day landings as one of the most terrible battles in WWII. However, this book presented the savage war that happened for four months between Germans and Russians and it resulted in more killings of Germans than it happened in Normandy. (According to one Soviet General, Vasily Chuikov) Author h [...]

    25. I opted for an abridged version on audible, listened to at 2x speed while walking the dog --. A heavier focus on military history than I normally read, but a good enough overview in preparation for reading Vasily Grossman. Not, however, a really superb book, in my view -- though the editing/abridgment may have had something to do with that.

    26. Incredible account of what happened at Stalingrad (now Volgagrad) in 1942-43. Probably the most horrific of humanity's places to be in our entire collective history.The impact and repercussions of this event literally shaped Europe for the next 50 years - a long legacy of suffering after the horror of the event itself.Seminal reading. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

    27. As a WWII analyst and researcher, I should say that this book, along with its allied points of view, deserves to be read for the ones who want to know more about the most devastating operation of the second world war, between third Reich of Germany and its allies and the Soviet Communist Russia on the other side. Although I believe that "Operation Barbarossa" (the great Axis offensive of Russia) was the most important battle of the WWII;I think there are many documentaries about this great raid [...]

    28. Bloody hell. This is a gruelling, but ultimately very rewarding book. Of all the battles that made up world War 2, Stalingrad is the one I've always found fascinating. I was aware of its place in history as the turning point in the War, and understood bits if the story (mainly from Yesterday channel and Enemy at the Gates!), but I had no idea just what an epic human tragedy it really was.I've never really been interested in military strategy, so I tended to glaze over a fair bit when Beevor desc [...]

    29. The best book outlining a single battle that I have ever come across, ever. Beevor is a part of a new generation of WW2 historians who is rapidly and earnestly breaking down the western view of the war for the sake of something more objective. Read it and it will haunt you. Be careful, seriously impactful gave me fucking nightmares, not shitting you. Few authors have ever been able to put forth the true horrors of war in a way that really hit home and even begin to hint at the unspeakable things [...]

    30. Con estos relatos pormenorizados uno se da cuenta de la increible estupidez de los altos mandos que provocan daños inimaginables para los soldados en el frente de batalla. Nadie se salva, desde los ineptos comandantes rusos hasta los rastreros alemanes; unos paranoicos por causa de Stalin o derechamente incompetentes, otros acobardados o hipnotizados por Hitler, rehusándose a ver lo evidente. Las pequeñas historias de heroísmo e incluso de humanidad contrastan con el desprecio total a la vid [...]

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