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The Forsaken Army: The Great Novel of Stalingrad (1957)

by Heinrich Gerlach

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There were worse places to be in World War Two than Stalingrad, one of Hitler’s death camps for instance, but not many. When the Germans were surrounded in November of 1942, Hitler had no intention of allowing them to break out. Of the almost 100,000 men who surrendered in January of 1943, only 5,000 made it back to Germay after the war and that wasn’t until 1955. The author was one of the 5,000. This is bitter novel but by far one of he best novels written by anyone in World War Two. If you haven’t read it then you are missing out on one hell of a reading experience. ( )
  CharlesMcCain | Oct 1, 2010 |
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On November 22, 1942, Russian forces closed around the 270,000 German soldiers who had come to take Stalingrad. Only a handful of these men ever returned to Germany: Heinrich Gerlach was one of them, and he determined to spend the rest of his life telling the world how his fellow soldiers had been sacrificed to Hitler's megalomania. Though a novel, every episode, every character, every detail of description is thoroughly authentic.

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