By Edwin P. Hoyt
Для сайта:Мир книгThe epic conflict of Stalingrad might be remembered as one among history’s such a lot savage conflicts. right here world-renowned army historian Edwin P. Hoyt tells the entire tale of this bloody conflict, utilizing files from Moscow and American records in addition to first-person testimonials from Stalingrad’s heroic survivors.With the dramatic strength of a primary 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 infantrymen and civilians who fought, bled and died. during this thought-provoking and grimly attention-grabbing booklet, Hoyt offers a few startling and illuminating insights into this significant conflict.
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Publish yr observe: First released April fifth 2001
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The vehicles would not start, and the weapons could not be towed. The grease and the oil were freezing even when the vehicles were running. The 1st Panzer Division was stopped in its flight and ordered to fight a rearguard action to stop the Soviet thrust at Klin. The Russians were pressing, but slowly, with seven armies along Army Group Center's broad front, seven hundred miles from Tikhvin on the north to a point east of Kursk. The main German reaction was shock. Hour after hour on December 7, new Russian units entered the fray and broke radio silence.
So the war in the north settled down to slow motion at the end of January. The Russians encircled about 100,000 German troops at Demyansk, but the Germans held and reinforced this "fortress" by air. Leningrad continued to be cut off, and the people there were in desperate condition. The situation on the Eastern Front was a cause for concern in all Germany that winter. Field Marshal Walther von Reinchenau, the commander of Army Group South, suffered a stroke. Rundstedt and Brauchitsch were gone.
The third Soviet offensive was launched by Marshal Timoshenko against Kharkov, on May 12. They ran into General Paulus with his fourteen fresh divisions of the 6th Army. The Russian northern force drove Paulus back to the Belgorod-Kharkov rail line, but was not strong enough to go farther. The offensive stalled in north and south, and Timoshenko asked permission to slow it down, but Stalin responded that Kharkov must be captured. Meanwhile the Germans were planning their summer offensive. In April Field Marshal Bock prepared the first draft of the directive for the summer, urged by General Halder.
199 Days: The Battle for Stalingrad by Edwin P. Hoyt