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The Lighthouse of Stalingrad: The Hidden Truth at the Centre of WWII's Greatest Battle

The Lighthouse of Stalingrad: The Hidd
LANGUAGE English
AUTHOR I MacGregor
BINDING Hardback
NO OF PAGES 368
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos
PRODUCT CODE 35216MIL
AVAILABILITY In Stock
£25.00

Within this life-and-death struggle for the heart of the city and situated on the frontline was a key strategic building, codenamed: 'The Lighthouse'. Here, a small garrison of Red Army guardsmen withstood German aerial bombardments and fought off daily assaults of infantry and armour. Red Army newspaper reports at the time would be seized upon by the Moscow media needing to place a positive spin on the fighting that had at one point looked beyond salvation. By the end of the war, the story of this building would gather further momentum to inspire Russians to rebuild their destroyed towns and cities until it became the legend it is today, renamed after the simple sergeant who had supposedly led the defence - Pavlov House. In time for the eightieth anniversary, The Lighthouse of Stalingrad will shed fresh insight on this iconic battle through the prism of the men who fought one another over five months and the officers who commanded them. A riveting narrative, informed by both German and Russian archives to unearth unpublished memoirs and eyewitness testimonies from veterans and civilians alike, this book will celebrate the real heroes and provide a truer picture of how this mighty battle finally ended.

LANGUAGE English
AUTHOR I MacGregor
BINDING Hardback
NO OF PAGES 368
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos
ISBN 9781472135216
PRODUCT CODE 35216MIL
AVAILABILITY In Stock
PRICE
£25.00