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Best World War II Books Based on the Battle of Stalingrad

Updated on September 11, 2014

Books to Read About The Great Battle of Stalingrad

Find the best books ever written on the Great Battle of Stalingrad before. I have read many World War 2 books they include biographies and novels. If you were looking for reading this type of books then you have come to the right place.

I have featured and reviewed few books that are interesting to read and explore the history of the great battle of Stalingrad. I don't know if you are a bookworm like me, are you? Reading book on the subject history makes me curious to know all the unknown facts.

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Famous Books about the Great battle of STALINGRAD during World War II

1) Stalingrad: The fateful siege

2) Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad

3) 199 days: The Battle for Stalingrad

4) Stalingrad: How the red army survived the German Onslaught

5) Stalingrad: Memories of Reassessment

6) The Road to Stalingrad

7) Stalingrad to Berlin: The German defeat in the west

8) Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East

"Stalingrad: The fateful siege, 1942-1943 - Written by Antony Beevor

"Stalingrad: the Fateful Siege, 1942-1943" book was published on May 6, 1999, written by Antony Beevor. Antony Beevor is a historian who was born in United Kingdom. This is a classic book of the great battle of Stalingrad. Hitler was about to be defeated by Red armies, the sons of Soviet Union resisted Hitler's strong cruel soldiers in their motherland of Stalingrad.

Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943
Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943

The book is based on a historical battle of World War II war near Stalingrad between two strong groups of soldiers - Red Army and the Nazi. Hitler Panzer division halted on the banks of Volga on August 23, 1942. They killed more than 40,000 innocent civilians. German soldiers thought they had already defeated Red army and the victory was near. But there was a great Soviet leader called Stalin he who ordered his red army to resist Nazi at any cost to save their motherland. The Nazi soldiers faced extreme Russian winter weather and many Nazis died because of that. The result of German invasion into Soviet Union was pathetic; they were completely defeated by the Red army. This book is not only giving you an actual thought of Great War in Stalingrad, but lets you explore more than that. Historical books like this one help you to feel the patriotism of the soldiers of the Red Army.

 

Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad - Written by William Craig

I read this book as well as watched the movie. I guess before watching the movie you should read this book first as a result you get the real information of the great battle. Stalingrad is famous for the bloodiest battlefield in the history. William Craig, the author of "Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad" describes the total war of the great battle of Stalingrad. It is necessary to read if you really seek for knowing useful information about the Eastern Front war in Soviet Union. Hitler invades Soviet soil; enemies of Soviet people are at the gates. They need to resist them with their full support. No doubt, Hitler himself invited Red army to be destroyed by them.

Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad
Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad

Red army marched to the Berlin to destroy the city and kill the attacker, killer (Hitler) who killed millions of people during the World War II. Hitler was very hungry of killing people; he knew it was the perfect time to invade Soviet Union with his Army. They invaded and it was a tragic moment for Stalin but the Red Army showed that they were fighting against the Hitler soldiers with a great courage and power. Many snipers from the Red Army did excellent job while fighting with Nazi soldiers. They were cunning, always ready to pull the trigger of sniping rifles from many destroyed buildings. In the end, the Red Army saved and resisted Stalingrad then decided to destroy Berlin. This book is very excellent to explore the history of Eastern Front war in Soviet Union at Stalingrad. A classic book like this should be your favorite one of the World War II book list.

 

Enemy at The Gates - Movie on Stalingrad

If you are a great fan of watching war movies like me then watch it.

Enemy At the Gates
Enemy At the Gates

Enemy at the Gates is a great war movie. The movie plot is based on the great battle of Stalingrad.

 

Stalingrad to Berlin: The German Defeat in the West - Written by Ziemke, Earl F

"Stalingrad to Berlin: The German Defeat in the West" book was written by Ziemke, Earl F and published in 1968.

Stalingrad to Berlin: The German Defeat in the East
Stalingrad to Berlin: The German Defeat in the East

It is time for payback! The red army decide to invade Berlin now.

 

Photographs of the great Battle of Stalingrad

Take a look at these war photographs at once.

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Image Credit: Wikimedia commons

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Image Credit: Wikimedia commons

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  • Gloria Freeman 3 years ago from Alabama USA

    You get more from the books.

  • Gloria Freeman 3 years ago from Alabama USA

    You get more from the books.

  • Anna 3 years ago from chichester

    Books capture the writers thoughts and emotions in a way that film very rarely manages to.

Stalingrad: How the red army survived the German Onslaught - Written by Michel K. Jones

"Stalingrad: How the red army survived the German Onslaught" was written by Michel K. Jones and was published in 2007.

Through in this book a new history has been revealed which was unrevealed how actually German army succeeded to cross Soviet border and how the Red Army got courage in such situation.

Stalingrad: How the Red Army Survived the German Onslaught
Stalingrad: How the Red Army Survived the German Onslaught

Soviet army's resistances were falling back from all the side by Nazi continous attacks. One of the Red Army's chief of staff Vasilevsky said "an unforgettable tragic day". He said this because he knew German Army reached the Volga to destroy Soviet army. This book tells you to hold out Wehrmacht city Red Army assigned the 62nd Army battalion. The 62nd army battalion continued to defend Stalin's city, they were fighting hard against Nazis. This is a great World War II book; you would know what you have not read so far from other books.

 

Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East - Written by Joel S. A. Hayward

The book "Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East" was written by Joel S. A. Hayward and published in 1998 by University Press of Kansas. He spotted Hitler's use and control over Luftwaffe (German Air Force).

Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East, 1942-1943 (Modern War Studies)
Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East, 1942-1943 (Modern War Studies)

During World War 2, wast was always been marked as a dangerous war field. Nazis tried to defeat Red army using many war strategies and attacking through air force was one of them.

 

Stalingrad: Memories of Reassessment - Written by Joachim Wieder, Heinrich Graf Von Einsiedel

This book was published in 1996, written by the two authors, Joachim Wieder and Heinrich Graf Von Einsiedel. It is the first German book written based on the epic battle in Stalingrad.

Stalingrad: Memories and Reassessments
Stalingrad: Memories and Reassessments

The author Joachim Wieder himself was a survivor of the Great War in Stalingrad who memorized his experiences and events he saw and thought. He focused on the ethical behavior, morality, military and political aspect of the defeat of Nazi against Red army. The book contains many points that could be effective for military studies.

 

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The Road to Stalingrad - Written by John Erickson

"The Road to Stalingrad" book was published in 1975, written by John Erickson.

The Road to Stalingrad (Cassell Military Paperbacks)
The Road to Stalingrad (Cassell Military Paperbacks)

"The Road to Stalingrad" says that how Hitler's Nazi started entering Soviet Union and the strategies they used for Stalin`s Red Army. Later you will read about struggling of the Red Army while resisting Nazi at their border. No doubt it was really hard to do.

 

199 days: The Battle for Stalingrad - Written by Edwin P. Hoyt

So far in my life, I have read some great books based on Stalingrad and I found that Soviet people paid a high price for the victory at Stalingrad against the Nazis. More than 800,000 soviet gave their lives, many children lost their parents, many wives lost their husbands! The victory was not easy, it was too costly for them!

199 Days: The Battle for Stalingrad
199 Days: The Battle for Stalingrad

"199 days: The Battle for Stalingrad" is the book which can reveal the truth about the decisive moment of the great battle in Stalingrad. Hitler and Stalin both had their own strategic goals and tactics to defeat each other. Only heroic soldiers won in the battle of Stalingrad, even though it was the toughest victory for the Red Army. Hitler had already crossed the border of Soviet Union with his powerful cruel army. On the other hand, Stalin was trying to resist the Nazi with his all efforts. But Stalin's main goal was to defeat all the Nazi including Hitler. The master historian Edwin P. Hoyt brought this book for you please read.

 

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      Gloria Freeman 3 years ago from Alabama USA

      I learned a lot here, thanks for sharing with us. A great read.

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      This is such a fascinating lens and I really learned a lot here, so thank you!

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      Colin323 3 years ago

      I have a signed copy of Beevor's book, which is a very thorough but readable account of this bloody conflict. The aftermath for the defeated German soldiers was horrific; few survived captivity. There was great animosity on both sides.

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      Old Navy Guy 3 years ago

      The battle for Stalingrad was a brutal and horrific battle for both sides. America had a hand in the Soviets eventually win in that she supplied trucks, clothes and food and much more for the Soviet peoples. There is also, much to be said of the courage exhibited Soviet common person, to withstand and persevere. You have done a very nice job with your lens. Cheers.

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      Laurel Johnson 4 years ago from Washington KS

      Loved this lens, especially the pictures. Good job.

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      goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

      The only one I've read was the first by Beevor. It was very interesting and well worthwhile. I'll have to check out the others sometime!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for visiting this lens :)

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      @LornsA178: Thank you and I watched all the movies i mentioned here, they are great :)

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      This is such a complicated war. You're right that you need a book for each battle.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great interesting lens!:-)

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      bensen32 lm 4 years ago

      Great Lens, though I have read a few of these you did give me a few I have not read, yet. but I will add them to my list, thank you

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      JerryWojo 4 years ago

      Excellent lens. I've read Edwin Hoyt's book on Stalingrad, enjoyed it.

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      askformore lm 4 years ago

      Thank you for a great selection of books and movies about WW2

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      LornsA178 4 years ago

      Interesting lens about the war, I would like to see the movie.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      @anonymous: That's cool and thanks for visiting.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great topic, and I know some of the books are great because I read them. Very nicely done! :)

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      Miha Gasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      I have read some stuff about Stalingrad already and we learned pretty much about WW2 in school. Battle for Stalingrad was one of crucial points in this war and probably in the history of 20 th century.

      Stalingrad certainly deserves a name heroic city. No matter how it is called today, its citizens, not the name give the character to the city. I recommend everybody to read at least one of books from your list.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: I really like these books since i am fond of history. Thank you.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Very nice collection of books, especially for history buffs.