Victory at Stalingrad

The Battle That Changed History

Author: Geoffrey Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317868900

Category: History

Page: 282

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Victory at Stalingrad tells the gripping strategic and military story of that battle. The hard-won Soviet victory prevented Hitler from waging the Second World War for another ten years and set the Germans on the road to defeat. The Soviet victory also prevented the Nazis from completing the Final Solution, the wholesale destruction of European Jewry, which began with Hitler’s "War of Annihilation" against the Soviets on the Eastern Front. Geoffrey Roberts places the conflict in the context of the clash between two mighty powers:their world views and their leaders. He presents a great human drama, highlighting the contribution made by political and military leaders on both sides. He shows that the real story of the battle was the Soviets’ failure to achieve their greatest ambition: to deliver an immediate, war-winning knockout blow to the Germans. This provocative reassessment presents new evidence and challenges the myths and legends that surround both the battle and the key personalities who led and planned it.
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Battles That Changed History

An Encyclopedia of World Conflict

Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844290

Category: History

Page: 655

View: 647

Presents over two hundred battles that changed the course of history, including the date, place, participants, and the historical significance of each conflict.
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50 Battles That Changed the World

Author: William Weir

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 1682617653

Category: History

Page: 904

View: 2075

Rather than celebrating warfare, 50 Battles That Changed the World looks at the clashes the author believes have had the most profound impact on world history. Ranked in order of their relevance to the modern world, these struggles range from the ancient past to the present day and span the globe many times over. Some of the battles in this book are familiar to us all—Bunker Hill, which prevented the American Revolution from being stillborn, and Marathon, which kept the world's first democracy alive. Others may be less familiar—the naval battle at Diu (on the Indian Coast), which led to the ascendancy of Western Civilization and the discovery of America, and Yarmuk, which made possible the spread of Islam from Morocco to the Philippines. With remarkable accounts of both famous and lesser-known clashes, 50 Battles provides impressive insight into the battles that shaped civilization as we know it.
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The Battles that Changed History

Author: Fletcher Pratt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048631894X

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 6005

DIVHistorian profiles 16 crucial conflicts, ancient to modern, that changed the course of Western civilization. Gripping accounts of battles led by Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Ulysses S. Grant, other commanders. 27 maps. /div
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Author: Antony Beevor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570551349


Page: 543

View: 1037

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Battles that Changed History

Fifty Decisive Battles Spanning Over 2,500 Years of Warfare

Author: Geoffrey Regan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844421787

Category: Battlefields

Page: 224

View: 2097

Battles that Changed History is a stimulating and lively account of 50 decisive battles that, either as a result of victory or defeat, have had a long-term impact on the course of world history. Meticulously researched and written in a concise and engaging manner, military expert Geoffrey Regan looks back over 2,500 years of warfare between bitter rivals, from the Greeks and the Persians, to Saddam Hussein and the might of the US military, via the Siege of Constantinople, the Spanish Armada, the Battle of Poltava, the Battle of the Marne, the Battle of Stalingrad and many more. With the aid of numerous maps and illustrations, historian Geoffrey Regan not only examines the background and consequences of each battle, but also vividly re-creates the intense fighting, analyses the tactics and profiles key commanders and weaponry used.
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Nelson's Trafalgar

The Battle That Changed the World

Author: Roy Adkins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440627290

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 7047

An explosive chronicle of history's greatest sea battle In the tradition of Antony Beevor's Stalingrad, Nelson's Trafalgar presents the definitive blow-by-blow account of the world's most famous naval battle, when the British Royal Navy under Lord Horatio Nelson dealt a decisive blow to the forces of Napoleon. The Battle of Trafalgar comes boldly to life in this definitive work that re-creates those five momentous, earsplitting hours with unrivaled detail and intensity.
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Reise im August

Author: Gudrun Pausewang

Publisher: N.A


Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 174

View: 9594

Alice wird nach Auschwitz deportiert. Auf dem Weg dorthin erlebt das Mädchen noch einmal Stationen ihres Lebens. Am Ende ist Alice kein Kind mehr - und darf doch nicht erwachsen werden.
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The Battle that Changed the World

Author: Paul Cartledge

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330475622

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 6329

'Go tell the Spartans, Passerby, That here, obedient to their laws, we lie' Thus did the poet Simonides remember the three hundred elite Spartan warriors who, led by their king, Leonidas, faced the vast, inrushing Persian army at the ‘hot gates’ of Thermopylae and fought to the death for an ideal dearer to them than life itself – the ideal of freedom. Paul Cartledge’s offers a compelling re-examination of this crucial moment in history, a epic clash of civilizations that helped shape the identity of Classical Greece and our own cultural heritage. ‘Our greatest living expert on Sparta tells the story of that fearsome city’s finest hour. The result is a book that wonderfully demonstrates the capacity of profound scholarship to thrill, to move and to inspire’ Tom Holland, author of Rubicon and Persian Fire ‘The world's leading authority on ancient Sparta’ Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph
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Battles That Changed History

Key Battles That Decided the Fate of Nations

Author: Rupert Butler

Publisher: Amber

ISBN: 9781906626808

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 4304

Looks at more than forty-five significant battles through history, including Marathon, Alesia, Hastings, Gettysburg, and Stalingrad.
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1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History

Author: R. G. Grant

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785835539

Category: History

Page: 960

View: 352

A must-have for history lovers and armchair tacticians everywhere, 1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History looks at mankind's last 5000 years of combat, and how they shaped the world today. From small-scale battles of the ancient world to devastating modern conflicts, 1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History provides a definitive record of the combats of the last 5000 years which shaped the political and cultural landscape of the world. From the battles of the ancient world involving only a few thousand infantry, to the devastation of the World Wars, and to the efficient, tactical, military actions of today, this book includes the seminal details about key battles, how the battle fit in a war campaign, and the wider political and social impact it had on the region as a whole. 1001 Battles That Changed the Course of History is illustrated throughout with ancient carvings, detail-filled tapestries, dramatic paintings, and evocative photography. Award-winning historian R. G. Grant has assembled an expert team of contributors to provide incisive and insightful descriptions of every battle featured. From the Battle of Troy and the Siege of Antioch, to the Battle of Gettysburg and Iwo Jima, this book traces the changing face of warfare around the globe and throughout history. This arresting volume is a worthy addition to any history buff’s shelf.
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Die Schlacht


Author: Patrick Rambaud

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518398180


Page: 318

View: 5877

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Thermopylae: The Battle That Changed the World

Author: Paul Cartledge

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1590208404

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 3741

The battle of Thermopylae was at its broadest a clash of civilizations; one that momentously helped shape the identity of classical Greece and hence the nature of our own cultural heritage. In 480 BC, a huge Persian army, led by the inimitable King Xerxes, entered the mountain pass of Thermopylae as it marched on Greece, intending to conquer the land with little difficulty. But the Greeks—led by King Leonidas and a small army of Spartans—took the battle to the Persians at Thermopylae, and halted their advance—almost. It is one of history’s most acclaimed battles, one of civilization’s greatest last stands. And in Thermopylae, renowned classical historian Paul Cartledge looks anew this history-altering moment and, most impressively, shows how its repercussions have bearing on us even today. The invasion of Europe by Xerxes and his army redefined culture, kingdom, and class. The valiant efforts of a few thousand Greek warriors, facing a huge onrushing Persian army at the narrow pass at Thermopylae, changed the way generations to come would think about combat, courage, and death.
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1001 Battles That Changed the Course of World History

Author: Reg G. Grant

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 0789322331

Category: History

Page: 960

View: 8728

Describes the battles around the world that have changed world history, including information about strategies, the number of troops involved, technologies used, the outcome, and how the battle impacted the central war or campaign.
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Battles That Changed American History: 100 of the Greatest Victories and Defeats

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440828628

Category: History

Page: 355

View: 3567

A fascinating and informative analysis by a distinguished military historian of the 100 most influential battles in American history, presented in an accessible, ready-reference format. • Introductory overview essay helps create a conceptual framework for readers • A list of "further reading" selections with each entry and a full bibliography identify avenues to further study • Fact boxes throughout the text provide quick, essential information for each battle
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The Battle that Changed the World

Author: James Leasor

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755100395

Category: Singapore

Page: 335

View: 4530

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Der Code der Pharaonen

der dramatische Wettlauf um die Entzifferung der ägyptischen Hieroglyphen

Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy Adkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404642014


Page: 447

View: 5668

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Smithsonian: Battles That Changed History

Author: N.A

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 9781465473844

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 2419

This illustrated guide to history's most famous battles explores military history from ancient battles to the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and beyond. Featuring stunning illustrations and in-depth analysis, this military history book uses maps, paintings, and photographs to reveal the stories behind more than 90 of the most important battles ever to take place. From medieval battles and great naval battles to the era of high-tech air battles, key wars and campaigns are analyzed in detail--the weapons, the soldiers, the military strategy, and the fateful decisions that led to glorious victories and crushing defeats. Famous military leaders are profiled, including Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Napoleon, Rommel, and others, and crucial arms, armor, and equipment are explained. Whether at Hastings, Gettysburg, or Stalingrad, Battles That Changed History takes you into the thick of combat and shows how kingdoms and empires have been won and lost on the battlefield throughout history.
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The Battle That Changed the Civil War

Author: Larry J. Daniel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439128619

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 2279

The battle of Shiloh, fought in April 1862 in the wilderness of south central Tennessee, marked a savage turning point in the Civil War. In this masterful book, Larry Daniel re-creates the drama and the horror of the battle and discusses in authoritative detail the political and military policies that led to Shiloh, the personalities of those who formulated and executed the battle plans, the fateful misjudgments made on both sides, and the heroism of the small-unit leaders and ordinary soldiers who manned the battlefield.
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