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<p><b>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.</b></p><p>Stalingrad, November 1942. Lieutenant Breuer dreams of returning home for Christmas. But he and his fellow German soldiers will spend winter in a frozen hell – as snow, ice and relentless Soviet assaults reduce the once-mighty Sixth Army to a diseased and starving rabble. <i>Breakout at Stalingrad</i> is a stark and terrifying portrait of the horrors of war, and a profoundly humane depiction of comradeship in adversity.</p><p>The book itself has an extraordinary story behind it. Its author fought at Stalingrad and was imprisoned by the Soviets. In captivity, he wrote a novel based on his experiences, which the Soviets confiscated before releasing him. Gerlach resorted to hypnosis to remember his narrative, and in 1957 it was published as <i>The Forsaken Army</i>. Fifty-five years later Carsten Gansel, an academic, came across the original manuscript of Gerlach's novel in a Moscow archive. This first translation into English of <i>Breakout at Stalingrad</i> includes the story of Gansel's sensational discovery.</p><p><b>Praise for <i>Breakout at Stalingrad</i>:</b> <br />
'One of the greatest novels of the Second World War' <b><i>The Times</i></b> <br />
'So deftly handled and well constructed... It is astonishing that [this] is Gerlach's first attempt at fiction' <b><i>Sunday Times</i></b></p>

ISBN
9781804542767
Imprint
Apollo
Category
Fiction
Published
Pages
720
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<p>The original version of the classic novel of the epic World War II battle. Stalingrad, 1942: 300,000 Germans have been fighting the Soviets for control of the city since August – but now they are to endure a hellish winter, and only 91,000 of them will survive.</p>

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'One of the greatest novels of the Second World War'

The Times

'Gerlach's truly magnificent novel [...] is a devastating account of the appalling privations suffered by the German army, left to their fate by the foundering, over-stretched Fatherland. A masterpiece'

Mail on Sunday

'So deftly handled and well constructed... It is astonishing that [this] is Gerlach's first attempt at fiction'

Sunday Times

'A remarkable find'

Antony Beevor

This excellent book will shine a light on the horrors of the Eastern Front for a new generation of English-speaking readers... An absolute gem of a book'

Soldier magazine

[Written with] raw, vivid immediacy, which piles up compelling images and episodes... It is an exceptional, powerful and moving work'

Sunday Times

Anyone who wants an idea of what Stalingrad was really like should read this book... Gerlach records the lives and feelings of soldiers of all ranks'

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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ISBN
9781786690616
Format
eBook
Title
Breakout at Stalingrad
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ISBN
9781786690623
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Hardback
Title
Breakout at Stalingrad
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25.00
ISBN
9781786690630
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Paperback
Title
Breakout at Stalingrad
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10.00
ISBN
9781789544855
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Audio Download
Title
Breakout at Stalingrad
ISBN
9781789544862
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Audio Download
Title
Breakout at Stalingrad
ISBN
9781804542767
Format
Paperback
Title
Breakout at Stalingrad
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12.00
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<p>The original version of one of the greatest WW2 novels, and based on real-life experience of the horror of war.</p>

<p>An anti-war novel with an extraordinary history.</p>

<p>Raw, unvarnished portrayal of humanity in extremis.</p>

<p>MARKET: Erich Maria Remarque; Antony Beevor. </p>

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129
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198
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