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Для сайта:Мир книгThe epic conflict of Stalingrad might be remembered as one among history’s so much savage conflicts. right here world-renowned army historian Edwin P. Hoyt tells the entire tale of this bloody conflict, utilizing records from Moscow and American data in addition to first-person testimonials from Stalingrad’s heroic survivors.With the dramatic energy of a prime storyteller, Hoyt recreates the phrases and deeds of the battle’s chiefparticipants: its ruthless warlords, Hitler and Stalin; its fabled generals, von Paulus and Marshal Zhukov; its squaddies and civilians who fought, bled and died. during this thought-provoking and grimly interesting e-book, Hoyt provides a few startling and illuminating insights into this important conflict.

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199 Days: The Battle for Stalingrad

Для сайта:Мир книгThe epic conflict of Stalingrad could be remembered as one in all history’s such a lot savage conflicts. the following world-renowned army historian Edwin P. Hoyt tells the complete tale of this bloody conflict, utilizing records from Moscow and American files in addition to first-person testimonials from Stalingrad’s heroic survivors.

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The Russians could be attacking them on the new line within three days. The equipment losses they had already sustained and would continue to sustain in the retreat would weaken their army to the danger point. Bock agreed. "I am at the point of sending the Fuehrer a personal telegram telling him that I am confronting decisions that go far beyond the military," he said. He was obviously thinking of advocating a general retreat of the sort carried out by Napoleon after his failure to conquer Russia.

But at headquarters the interview with Hitler was stormy and brief. Hitler ordered him to hold his position exactly where he stood. The same order to hold at all costs was circulated through the armies. 11 All this German generalship maneuvering came just as the first phase of the Soviet offensive was coming to an end. By December 16 the Russians had eliminated German salients aimed at Moscow, and most of the Russian objectives had been reached: Stalinogorsk, Klin, and Kalinin, A half dozen Siberian and Ural divisions were on their way to the front, as General Zhukov issued his second-phase directive.

Several thousand tanks had come from Britain and America, but some of them had been captured on their train flatcars by the Germans, and many of the others were obsolete by the time they arrived. In the spring the Russians had twenty new tank brigades, and more troops from Siberia, freed by the drive of the Japanese into Southeast Asia and the Pacific. The Russian army had about thirty rebuilt rifle divisions to throw into battle and half a million half-trained reservists. Stalin was sure, however, that his forces were in better array than those of his enemy.

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