The author, Adelbert Holl, was a 23-year-old infantry Leutnant when he rejoined his unit in Stalingrad after recovering from wounds he suffered in April 1942. This book records his own experiences as a junior infantry commander during Stalingrad. The infantry bore the most laborious and difficult role during the battle. They were not propelled forward by engines, were not protected by armour-plating. They stood eye to eye with the enemy. That is why this report is so impressive, so enthralling, so stirring. It is sobre, factual, without pathos as written by a front-line soldier. Holl was awarded many medals, including the Wound Badge in Gold, which demonstrates that he had never spared himself from the dangers of combat. This book does not glorify the war: it shows the terrible true face of it. 25 photos, 24 maps, 19 aerial photos, 40 supporting documents
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Book Description Leaping Horseman Books, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0975107615
Book Description Leaping Horseman Books, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110975107615