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THE PLAGUE UPON US
Shabir Ahmad Mir
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Stalingrad
Joachim Wieder
Heinrich Graf Von Einsiedel
Classification : Military History
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Page Extent : 320
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780304363384
Price : 499

About the book
Stalingrad in the Second World War has become a by-word for misplaced military endeavour - and courage, endurance, heroism beyond all human belief. Joachim Wieder survived the German collapse, and the subsequent years in Soviet captivity, to write his memoir of the battle in 1962. It was no routine account; he found it necessary to re-examine what motives drove the Germans on in the face of hopeless odds, why orders were issued that could only lead to certain death, the lies promulgated by high command, the whole morass of unjustified and pointless conflict. This is an absorbing evaluation of war, revised in 1993 in the light of later information on the battle, and available now in English for the first time. It was the first German book on Stalingrad to be published in the Soviet Union.

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Joachim Wieder
Wieder was an orderly officer in Enemy Intelligence on the staff of VIII Army, well placed to contrast and compare Russian and German tactics. Comrade and friend of Wieder for fifty years, Heinrich Gr...(+)
Heinrich Graf Von Einsiedel
Wieder was an orderly officer in Enemy Intelligence on the staff of VIII Army, well placed to contrast and compare Russian and German tactics. Comrade and friend of Wieder for fifty years, Heinrich Gr...(+)