Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad

By: Craig, William

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Reissue. 2003 Hard Cover. xvii, 457 pp. On August 5, 1942, giant pillars of dust rose over the Russian steppe, marking the advance of the 6th Army, an elite German combat unit dispatched by Hitler to capture the industrial city of Stalingrad and press on to the oil fields of Azerbaijan. The Germans were supremely confident; in three years, they had not suffered a single defeat. The Luftwaffe had already bombed the city into ruins. German soldiers hoped to complete their mission and be home in time for Christmas. The siege of Stalingrad lasted five months, one week, and three days. Nearly two million men and women died, and the 6th Army was completely destroyed. Considered by many historians to be the turning point of World War II in Europe, the Soviet Army's victory foreshadowed Hitler's downfall and the rise of a communist superpower.

Title: Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad

Author: Craig, William

Categories: World War II,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2003

ISBN Number: 076074677X

ISBN Number 13: 9780760746776

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2198892

Keywords: MILITARY HISTORY SECOND WORLD WAR TWO WWII WW2 STALINGRAD EUROPE EUROPEAN,