Stalingrad : The City that Defeated the Third Reich. / Jochen Hellbeck.
- ISBN: 9781610394970 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015.
Just days after the Germans surrendered at Stalingrad, legendary Red Army sniper Vasily Zaytsev described the horrors he witnessed during the five-month long conflict: one sees the young girls, the children who hang from trees in the park... I have unsteady nerves and I'm constantly shaking."He was being interviewed, along with 214 other men and women—soldiers, officers, civilians, administrative staffers and others—amidst the rubble that remained of Stalingrad by members of Moscow's Historical Commission. Sent by the Kremlin, their aim was to record a comprehensive, historical documentary of the tremendous hardships overcome and heroic triumphs achieved during the battle.20 soldiers of the 38th Rifle Division vividly recount how they stumbled upon the commander of the German troops, Field Marshal Friederich Paulus, defeated and hiding in a bed that reeked like a latrine. A lieutenant colonel remembers the brave 20 year-old adjutant who wrapped his...
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