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Secrets of the Most Famous Battle of WW2
359 pages; 19 chapters and 6 appendices
Every book by American writers, now available on the World War Two Battle of
Stalingrad focuses upon recounting a time-line of loosely joined events.
Stalingrad Campaign takes a completely different approach to urban warfighting.
In doing so, it reveals secrets that none of the other historians have described.
For example, the battle is viewed realistically as a series of engagements
controlled by the German 6th Army commander, Fredrich Paulus. His ill-conceived
decisions and deployments are critically analyzed. Precise focus is devoted to
discussions of how General Paulus could have organized and commanded the
troops available. The importance of the 3rd and 4th Rumanian Armies is also
clearly examined. One of the many secrets revealed in the book is the fact that
one entire division of Soviet volunteers fought on the side of the German
Army at Stalingrad. In fact, 40-60% of the combat personnel, nearly every
German Stalingrad division, were composed of Russian volunteers. The reader
will learn that the World War Two Battle of Stalingrad was not lost at Hitler’s
headquarters, but at the 6th Army headquarters on the scene.
“Many Soviet deserters flocked to the German 6th Army in the World War Two Battle of Stalingrad and most of them
volunteered to fight against the Red Army. Within a short time, approximately half of the combat troops in each German
division serving in Stalingrad was made up of Russian volunteers. Thus thousands of former Red Army soldiers were
organized and armed, inside Stalingrad, by the 6th Army. Soon more than enough Soviet deserter volunteers were
assembled, to staff an entire division (12,000 men). The new Russian division was established and armed with captured
Soviet weapons. It was reinforced by elements of the German 9th Flak Division.
Although the new Russian infantry division, the Von Stumpfeld Division, was commanded by German officers at most
command levels, a number of battalion and company commanders were former Red Army men. The Von Stumpfeld
Division fought heroically against the Red Army until the very end. The Soviet volunteers in the short-lived Von
Stumpfeld Division defended the Tractor Factory sector inside Stalingrad until they were wiped out in the first week of
February 1943. Most of the “German” dead in Stalingrad were Russians fighting for Germany against the communists.”
Excerpt from Stalingrad Campaign
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