Die Trag�die um die 6. Armee des Generalobersten Paulus h�tte m�glicherweise nicht jene apokalyptischen Ausma�e erreicht oder nie stattgefunden, w�re der im Dezember 1942 durchgef�hrte Entsatzvorsto� unter Generaloberst Hoth mit dem Ausbruch der Eingeschlossenen beendet worden. 48 Kilometer standen Hoths Panzer damals bereits vor Stalingrad und warteten vergeblich auf die M�nner der 6. Armee, weil ein kategorischer Haltebefehl Hitlers alle diesbez�glichen Absichten verhindert hatte. Die Worte Hitlers: �Ich gehe nicht von der Wolga fort�, hatten den unter ungeheuren Strapazen durchgef�hrten Marsch durch die Don-Steppe sinnlos werden und das vom Schicksal �ber die 6. Armee bereits verh�ngte Todesurteil zur Tatsache werden lassen. Wie die Soldaten der Entsatzgruppe Hoth f�r ihre Kameraden im Kessel k�mpften und starben, hat Walter M�nch auf den folgenden Seiten geschildert.
Breakout at Stalingrad
Author: Heinrich Gerlach
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
The original version of the classic novel of the epic World War II battle, confiscated by the Russian secret services in 1949, and now rediscovered in the Russian archives.
Author: Sven Hassel
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Sven Hassel's iconic novel about the Battle for Monte Cassino. The thunder of the guns could be heard in Rome, 170 miles away... Having survived the horrors of the Eastern Front, the 27th Penal Regiment are posted to Italy. Hitler has ordered that every position must be held to the last, and every lost position recaptured by counter-attack. Monte Cassino - a major look-out post on the German defensive line - is under attack. In the face of overwhelming Allied firepower, Sven Hassel and his comrades are ordered to hold the fortress at all costs... MONTE CASSINO is a classic Sven Hassel novel, a no-holds-barred account of frontline combat. Sven Hassel based his unflinching narrative on his experiences in the German army. He ended the Second World War in a prisoner of war camp, where he wrote his first novel LEGION OF THE DAMNED.
The Returning Tide
Author: Liz Fenwick
Two sisters and one betrayal that will carry across generations . . . In wartime Cornwall, 1943, a story between two sisters begins - the story of Adele and Amelia, and the heart-breaking betrayal that will divide them forever. Decades later, the efforts of one reckless act still echo - but how long will it be until their past returns? The Returning Tide will sweep you away to the beautiful Cornish coast, full of secrets and mystery, and will be loved by fans of Kate Morton and Rachel Hore.
The Forbidden Place
Author: Susanne Jansson
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
In this "bone-chillingly cool crime debut" (Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train), a young biologist studying the remote Swedish wetlands stumbles upon a body--and finds that if the marsh's secrets can't stay buried, neither can hers... In the remote Swedish wetlands lies Mossmarken: the village on the edge of the mire where, once upon a time, people came to leave offerings to the gods. Biologist Nathalie came in order to study the peat bogs. But she has a secret: Mossmarken was once her home, a place where terrible things happened. She has returned at last, determined to confront her childhood trauma and find out the truth. Soon after her arrival, she finds an unconscious man out on the marsh, his pockets filled with gold--just like the ancient human sacrifices. A grave is dug in the mire, which vanishes a day after. And as the police investigate, the bodies start to surface... Is the mire calling out for sacrifices, as the superstitious locals claim? Or is it an all-too-human evil? Richly atmospheric and haunting to the last page, Susanne Jansson's stunning debut is a gripping tale of the power of nature to shape our reality, the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of the world, and the terrible consequences they may have. This international sensation will captivate fans of the celebrated suspense fiction of Jane Harper or Tana French.
The War of Women
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: London : J.M. Dent and Company ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company
This is an unrivaled account of one man s service in the elite Waffen-SS Liebstandarte division, principally on the Eastern Front.The author, an 18-year old Belgian, was blackmailed into volunteering for the Waffen-SS in 1941 to save his mother from a concentration camp. After enduring the MG harsh training with the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (considered by some to be a worse experience than the fighting front), Maeger went on to be selected as a front-line driver in Russia. He saw combat at Kharkov and at the legendary battle of Kursk. In 1944 he was transferred out for training as an SS paramedic, but after two months was sent against his will for SS-officer training. Overheard making a defeatist remark, he was sent to the notorious SS penal division Dirlewanger on the Oder front, where he survived the horror of the Halbe pocket. On 1 May 1945 he was captured by the Russians near the Elbe. He served at the prison camp infirmary as a volunteer which won him the admiration of the Russian female doctor and with her help he gained his early release the same year."
Author: Alex Buchner
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
OSTFRONT 1944: The German Defensive Battles on the Russian Front in 1944 Alex Buchner. In 1944, when the entire Russo-German front was "ablaze" under continual Soviet attacks, wrong estimations by the highest German command led to critical decisions with grave consequences. The Red Army was growing increasingly stronger, and launched a major offensive. They engaged the Germans in a series of battles - Cherkassy, Tarnopol, Crimea, Vetebsk, Brody, Jassy - That ended in the collapse of Army Group Center, and catastrophic German losses. These battles cost the German army in the east well over a half-million casualties. The entire story is set forth in this new book by Alex Buchner. This in-depth study uses presently available sources and the reports of still-living participants, to document the events on the Eastern Front of 1944. It tells the story from the German point of view, reflecting on what is considered the most barbarous fighting of World War II. Alex Buchner is the author of several World War II studies, including The German Infantry Handbook 1939-1945, available from Schiffer Military History.
Author: Theodor Plievier
Imagine if you lost your parents - not just in place, but in time. Jake Djones' mum and dad have gone missing and they could be anywhere in the world - at any time in history. Because the Djones family have an astonishing secret, which for years they've managed to keep - even from each other. They belong to the HISTORY KEEPERS: a secret society which travels through the centuries to prevent evil enemies from meddling with History itself. In the quest to find his parents, Jake is whisked from 21st Century London to 19th century France, the headquarters of the mysterious History Keepers, where he discovers the truth about his family's disappearance - and the diabolical Prince Zeldt's plan to destroy the world as we know it . . .
Author: Jrgen Prommersberger
GRAF ZEPPELIN - THE ONLY GERMAN AIRCRAFT CARRIERThe German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin was the lead ship in a class of two carriers of the same name ordered by the Kriegsmarine. She was the only aircraft carrier launched by Germany and represented part of the Kriegsmarine's attempt to create a well-balanced oceangoing fleet, capable of projecting German naval power far beyond the narrow confines of the Baltic and North Seas. Construction on Graf Zeppelin began on 28 December 1936, when her keel was laid down at the Deutsche Werke shipyard in Kiel. Named in honor of Graf (Count) Ferdinand von Zeppelin, the ship was launched on 8 December 1938, and was 85% complete by the outbreak of World War II in September 1939. Graf Zeppelin was not completed and was never operational due to shifting construction priorities necessitated by the war. This book describes the history of Graf Zeppelin and includes many pictures from the different construction stages. You can join us for a walk below the deck as well and you can see the fitting out of a major warship there.
An assessment of Turkey's wartime diplomacy and its role in preserving the nascent Turkish state.
"David North argues that, to the extent that the twentieth century is defined as an epoch of intense capitalist crisis, it is most appropriately characterized as 'unfinished.' The central economic, social and political contradictions that confront mankind at the start of the twenty-first century are essentially the same as those it confronted at the beginning of the twentieth"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Charles Whiting
Publisher: Pen & Sword
The vast number of written accounts studying the British Special Forces in the Second World War overlook the fact that the Germans were actually the first to utilize this unconventional style of warfare. Indeed, two days before the official declaration of war German commando units disguised as Poles had already seized key positions along the frontier, and for three years after this Admiral Canaris' Brandenburgers, formed long before the British Commandos or American Rangers were dreamed of, played a key role in Hitler's military operations. Their operations ranged from capturing the bridges across the River Meuse in 1940 to supporting the IRA and Welsh Nationalists to stir up trouble within Britain. Charles Whiting, who interviewed many of the survivors, gives a vivid account of these men and their war.