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Perspective – “Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943” – Antony Beevor

March 1st, 2012 · No Comments · War, WW2

On 21 September, the encirclement battle of Kiev ended. The Germans claimed a further 665,000 prisoners. Hitler called it ‘the greatest battle in world history’. The Chief of the General Staff, Halder, on the other hand, called it the greatest strategic mistake of the campaign in the east. Like Guderian, he felt that all their energies should have been concentrated on Moscow.

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