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Death of the Leaping Horseman: 24 Panzer-Division in Stalingrad 12th August-20th November 1942

Jason D Mark

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ISBN 10: 0646410342 / ISBN 13: 9780646410340
Editorial: Leaping Horseman Books, Sydney, Australia, 2002
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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541pp/illus/maps. 1st ed of book. The untold story of 24 Panzer-Division's savage battles on the outskirts of Stalingrad and in the devastated ruins of the city itself. This detailed, day-by-day account begins with the victorious advance in August 1942, and follows the Division into the city as it is slowly and inexorably sucked into the fiery crucible. Losses and casualties increased daily until finally, after three months of draining combat, the Division was reduced to a couple of panzers and a few hundred men. A true labour of love by the author, this astoundingly detailed account features many previously unseen photographs and numerous plans and maps. Clean Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 011735

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Título: Death of the Leaping Horseman: 24 ...

Editorial: Leaping Horseman Books, Sydney, Australia

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Trade Paperback

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket - Wraps

Edición: 1st Edition.

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The gripping book about a panzer division and its battles in the shattered streets of Stalingrad. In Death of the Leaping Horseman: 24. Panzer-Division in Stalingrad, the untold story of 24. Panzer-Division s savage fighting on Stalingrad s outskirts and in the devastated ruins of the city itself is revealed in a detailed day-by-day account. Beginning in the heady days of the victorious march toward Stalingrad in August 1942, the book follows the Division into Stalingrad s suburbs as it is slowly and inexorably sucked into the fiery crucible that was Stalingrad. Panzer losses and casualties increased daily until finally, after three months of draining combat, the Division was reduced to a battlegroup consisting of a couple of panzers and a few hundred men. Woven throughout the text are gripping eyewitness accounts gathered from various sources: from regimental histories, from diaries, from letters and from interviews with the veterans themselves. The unemotional language of official war diaries is brutally contrasted by these accounts. The course of the Division's combat actions can be followed on 86 aerial photos and maps. All the maps and overlays for the aerial photos were specially commissioned for this book. Some maps were also sourced from divisional war diaries. The book contains 210 photos drawn from official archives, private collections and the veterans themselves, most of them never being seen before. The veterans' photos are particularly noteworthy for their uncompromising honesty in depicting the violent face of war. This book also contains a biography for every officer that served with the Division from June 1942 to January 1943 and contains details of their military careers such as promotions, decorations and transfers, and personal information such as date and place of birth, non-military interests and their eventual fates. Excellent appendices include extremely detailed orders of battle and listings of all officers associated with each unit, reg

About the Author:

Jason D. Marks has also written Angriff: The German Attack on Stalingrad in Photos (978-0975107676) and Besieged: The Epic Battle for Cholm (978-0975107690). He lives near Sydney, Australia.

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