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The Stalingrad Cauldron


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Frank Ellis is the author of Vasiliy Grossman: The Genesis and Evolution of a Russian Heretic; From Glasnost to the Internet: Russia's New Infosphere; and The Damned and the Dead: The Eastern Front through the Eyes of Soviet and Russian Novelists . A former academic and veteran of the British army, he currently lives in the United Kingdom.


Full of rigid scholarship and new insights into the life and death of the 6th Army.""- Infantry;

""... taps previously unpublished Wehrmacht records to offer vivid testimony.""- World War II Magazine;

""[A] detailed and enlightening look at the German 6th Army's tenacious but doomed resistance. Ellis uses a wide range of newly uncovered German and Russian sources to weave a strong narrative about the complex and often misunderstood context within which the 6th Army fought and died in and around Stalingrad.""- H-Net Reviews;

""A very interesting contribution to the literature on Stalingrad and the Eastern Front.""- New York Military Affairs Symposium Review;

""Characterized by sound scholarship, clarity, and acute attention to detail, Ellis's work adds substantially to our understanding of the Battle of Stalingrad and the travails of the troops who fought, suffered, and often perished in the fighting.""- David M. Glantz, author of The Stalingrad Trilogy;

""Ellis has uncovered a number of previously unavailable or neglected sources that offer valuable insight into the daily struggles for survival in the Stalingrad cauldron.""- Stephen G. Fritz, author of Ostkrieg: Hitler's War of Extermination in the East;

""A fascinating and essential volume for all students of the Eastern Front.""- Robert M. Citino, author of The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Losing War, 1943

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