The War File: The Road To Stalingrad

  |  Buy to Own: 13/03/2006
  |  50 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Acclaimed historian Professor John Erickson reassesses the bitter conflict on the Eastern Front between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, focusing in this volume on the catastrophic battle of Stalingrad. Unable to capture Moscow in 1941, Hitler sent his armies south to encircle Stalingrad in 1942. Over the winter, the German Sixth Army was cut off, surrounded, and destroyed in a series of savage urban engagements that led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of troops. Features rare archive footage and informative graphics and maps.