Stalingrad remains history's bloodiest battle. No single engagement before or since racked up so many corpses in such a short time. Soldiers fought in the streets, on the rubble and in the sewers with an animalistic fury never before witnessed by mankind. Previous to the war, the Russian city's population was listed at about 500,000. After the battle, it was a mere 1,500. Over 2,000,000 soldiers ...
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ns were killed within just two years of Germany's invasion of the once great city. A great price, which marked the beginning of the end of the Third Reich.Author William Craig traveled over three continents for five years, doing research and conducting interviews with survivors. The result is this classic history of the battle. Craig deftly mixes valuable information on the military progression of the battle, with vivid descriptions of the moment-to-moment terror experienced by every living being in the city. Horror and desperation resonate from every page. A battle history this passionately and expertly expressed is a rare thing. That's why Enemy at the Gates is considered one of the best books ever written about Stalingrad.