Kansas, University Press of Kansas, 1999. — 431 p. On 19 November 1942, Red Army forces struck a massive blow at Stalingrad against the hitherto triumphant German Army. Within the course of a single week, Soviet forces had encircled German Sixth Army, one of the Wehrmacht's most vaunted armies, within the deadly Stalingrad cauldron. Just over two months later, the tattered remnants of that once proud German army and a host of allied forces perished in what has come to be known as one of the most famous battles of the German-Soviet war. History informs us that the titanic Battle of Stalingrad altered the course of the war on the Eastern Front and set the German Army and German Reich on an inexorable course toward utter and humiliating defeat. History has also anointed the victors of Stalingrad with enduring fame. The Red Army emerged from the Battle of Stalingrad a force that seemingly never again suffered strategic or significant operational defeat. The supposed architects of the Stalingrad victory entered the annals of military history as unvanquished heroes who led the subsequent largely unblemished Soviet march to victory. Foremost among those military heroes stands the imposing figure of Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov, the hero of Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk, and Berlin.
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