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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Armageddon in Stalingrad by David M. The German offensive on Stalingrad was originally intended to secure the Wehrmacht’s flanks, but it stalled dramatically in the face of Stalin’s order: Armageddon in Stalingrad continues David Glantz and Jonathan House’s bold new look at this most iconic military campaign of the Eastern Front and Hitler’s first great strategic defeat.
While the first volume in their trilogy described battles that took the German army to the gates of Stalingrad, this next stalingead focuses on the inferno of combat that decimated the city itself.
Previous accounts of the battle are far less accurate, having relied on Soviet military memoirs plagued by error and cloaked in secrecy. Glantz and House have plumbed previously unexploited sources–including the archives of the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs NKVD and the records of the Soviet 62nd and German Sixth Armies–to provide unprecedented detail and fresh interpretations of this apocalyptic campaign.
They allow the authors to reconstruct the fighting hour by hour, street by street, and even building by building and reveal how Soviet defenders established killing zones throughout the city and repeatedly ambushed German spearheads. The authors set these accounts of action within the contexts of decisions made by Hitler and Stalin, their high commands, and generals on the ground and of the larger war on the Eastern Front.
They show the Germans weaker than has been supposed, losing what had become a war of attrition that forced them to employ fewer and greener troops to make up for earlier losses and to conduct war on an ever-lengthening logistics line. September-novmber with the narrative force of a great war novel, this new volume supersedes all previous accounts and forms the centerpiece of the Stalingrad Trilogy, with the upcoming final volume focusing on the Red Army’s counteroffensive.
Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Armageddon in Stalingradplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Armageddon in Stalingrad. Lists with This Book. Feb 23, Jeffrey Owens rated it it was amazing. Military historical researching and writing of the highest degree of awesomeness!
Army as a historian specializing in Soviet history and tactics, and since his retirement has become by far Military historical researching and writing of the highest degree of awesomeness! Army as a historian specializing in Soviet history and tactics, and since his retirement has become by far the zrmageddon accomplished military historical writer on the Eastern Front of World War II ever.
After the fall of the Soviet Union, a multitude of documents in the Soviet archives, never before available to historians stalingrda been released, and Glantz, fluent in Russian, has spent many years pouring through the archives, and has written book after book, each with cutting edge, never before written about details. As a military expert, Glantz offers the most highly detailed analysis to date of both sides of the conflict from the commanding generals all the way down at times to the company level, as the Germans street by bloody street, slowly overran the city.
He also discusses at great length the mental toll that the city fighting took, especially on the Germans as at great cost they fought their way through Russian defenders holed up in multiple factories throughout the suburbs of Stalingrad.
So precarious was the situation for 62nd Army that supplies had stakingrad air dropped to them as the Volga by November was half frozen and extremely difficult to cross by boat.
Meanwhile Zhukov was planning his encirclement sprang his trap just as the Germans were at a point of near complete exhaustion and their flanks were guarded only by a thin line of Romanian, Hungarian, and Italian troops who were ill trained and ill prepared for an onslaught by fresh Russian troops.
The ensuing encirclement and the corresponding reduction of the Stalingrad septembern-ovember by the Red Army armaegddon final surrender by the Germans is left for third book srmageddon the trilogy.
Armageddon in Stalingrad is an extraordinarily excellent book, but is most definitely only for the serious student of the battle. But for the serious student of the Eastern Front, September-hovember highly, highly recommend it. Mar 31, Luka Novak rated it it was amazing Stalinvrad If I say “typical Glantz book” you know what to expect.
Detailed, well researched work that is hard to read becasue it’s not written in “easy” style. This book starts where previous one ended, with German kampfgruppe at the bank of Volga in northern suburb while rest of 6th Army is bearing down on the city.
As I said earlier, the book is very detailed and at first follows indivisual divisions, brigades and regiments then companies and individual platoons taking city districts, streets, then build 142 I say “typical Glantz book” you know what to expect.
As I said earlier, the book is very detailed and at first follows indivisual divisions, brigades atmageddon regiments then companies and individual platoons taking city districts, streets, then buildings and then parts of them.
Armageddon in Stalingrad: The Stalingrad Trilogy v. 2: September – November 1942
All the while both sides are suffering from immense attrition with whole units vanishing in the inferno engulfing the city. And that attrition is where focus of the book lies, the fact that while germans were advancing, though slower and slower, they were suffering such losses that while victories were not pyrrhic they were increasingly costly and it was this cost Germans simply couldn’t afford in the long run.
Having said book is well researched it includes a lot of maps, which are nicely printed where relevant rather than assembled in middle or end of book. Though they could be bigger. Together with previous book and two that are supposed to follow one covering Uranus and other being collection of documents this series will stand as classical study of this battle in years, if not decades, to come.
Jun 24, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Reading Glantz’s books is like taking a staff course; you learn a lot but it isn’t exactly a fun. The maps could be better in these Stalingrad volumes: All that said, if you want to learn about the Eastern Front in general and about the Stalingrad campaign in particular, than these books are essential. I’m learning so much here. Oct 28, Pamela Kanooth-tucker rated it really liked it. A book for serious historians only.
So detailed it is almost a reference book without a flowing narrative. But for information about the complex, apocalyptic Stalingrad battle it is one of the best. Apr 01, Kges rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is a good and meticulously detailed history of November in Stalingrad. Luca Signorelli rated it it was amazing Mar 03, Andrew rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Jim rated it really liked it Apr 23, Joseph rated it liked it Feb 14, Stephen rated it liked it Dec 23, Deb rated it it was amazing Sep 21, David rated it it was amazing Nov 29, Richard Sillifant rated it it was amazing Jun 30, Gina Mccloskey rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Steven Mercatante rated it it was amazing Apr 01, John Reiffenstein rated it really liked it Jul 26, Brian rated it it was amazing Nov 17, Ken Natt rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Adrian rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Emil Emilsen rated it it was amazing Nov 16, El Zosa rated it it was amazing Aug 12, Klhall1 rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Lev rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Peter rated it liked it Apr 28, John Pullman rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Oscar Deaver rated it really liked it Aug 29, Andi Dinkollari rated it it was amazing May 06, Jimp rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Jeff rated it really liked it Aug 22, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Army War David M. He entered active service with the United States Army in Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, from to While at the College, Col. Glantz was instrumental in conducting the annual “Art of War” symposia which produced the best analysis of the conduct of operations on the Eastern Front during the Second World War aeptember-november English to date.
The symposia included attendance of a number of former German participants in the operations, and resulted in publication of the seminal transcripts of proceedings. Returning to Fort Leavenworth inhe helped found and later directed the 192. Glantz is regarded by many as one of the best western military historians of the Soviet role in World War II. Forgotten Battles of the German-Soviet War Glantz is also known as an opponent of Viktor Suvorov’s thesis, which he endeavored to rebut with the book Stumbling Colossus.
The Glantzes’ daughter Mary E. The President’s Battles Over Forei Other books in the series. Stalingrad Trilogy 5 books. Books by David M. Trivia About Armageddon in Sta No trivia or quizzes yet.