CAMPAIGN: STALINGRAD 1942
Author: Peter Antill & Peter Dennis
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE, Oct 2007
Each book analyzes a major battle or campaign, from outbreak to conclusion, taking stock of the opposing forces at crucial points in the fighting. Stalingrad was Hitler's first major defeat on the Eastern Front, & acted as a catalyst for his eventual downfall. Color artwork, maps, & B&W photos; 9x7 inches, 96 pgs.
Campaign 184: Stalingrad 1942
One of the most monumental & widely discussed battles in the history of World War II, Stalingrad was Hitler's first major defeat on the Eastern Front, & acted as a catalyst for his eventual downfall. Providing a detailed breakdown of the armies on both sides & discussing the merits of the commanders & the ways in which these influenced the battle, Peter Antill questions why the Germans allowed themselves to be diverted from their main objective & concentrate such large resources on a secondary target. The bird's-eye view illustrations & maps that feature in this book help to unravel the detail of unit directions, priorities & deployments, & the tactical failures that led to the day-by-day war of attrition that lasted for nearly five months.
- Introduction/Origins of the Campaign
- Opposing Commanders: Field Marshals List - Von Manstein - Marshal Zhukov - General Yeremenko . Opposing Armies: - Army Groups A & B - 6th Army - 62nd Army
- Opposing Plans: the German plan to take the Caucasus & Stalingrad & the objectives of Operation Blau. Soviet plans for defence of the city, counter-attack by Zhukov & relief effort by Manstein . The Campaign
- Battlefield Today
Each book analyzes a major battle or campaign, from outbreak to conclusion, taking stock of the opposing forces at crucial points in the fighting. Full color 3-D ?bird?s-eye views?, battle scenes & maps help you to follow the action. Books in the Osprey Campaign series span military history from the ancient world to modern times. Napoleonic battles, American Civil War battles, World War I battles & World War II battles are all analyzed, as are the major military engagements of the American Revolution, the medieval period, & the 16th to 19th centuries. Featuring conventional map work & 3-D ?bird?s-eye-views?, books in the Osprey Campaign series contain up to 6 pages of battle scene artwork, & color & black & white images throughout. They provide an important reference resource for history enthusiasts, academics & war gamers.
Color artwork, maps, & B&W photos; 9x7 inches, 96 pgs.