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The Stalin Front : A Novel of World War II - Gert Ledig

The Stalin Front

A Novel of World War II

By: Gert Ledig, Michael Hofmann (Translator, Introduction by)

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Published: 1st January 2014
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1942, at the Eastern Front. Soldiers crouch in horrible holes in the ground, mingling with corpses. Tunneled beneath a radio mast, German soldiers await the order to blow themselves up. Russian tanks, struggling to break through enemy lines, bog down in a swamp, while a German runner, bearing messages from headquarters to the front, scrambles desperately from shelter to shelter as he tries to avoid getting caught in the action. Through it all, Russian artillery—the crude but devastatingly effective multiple rocket launcher known to the Germans as the Stalin Organ and to the Russians as Katyusha—rains death upon the struggling troops.

Comparable to such masterpieces of war literature as Ernst Jünger's Storm of Steel and Erich Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, The Stalin Front is a harrowing, almost photographic, description of violence and devastation, one that brings home the unforgiving reality of total war.

ISBN: 9781590178157
ISBN-10: 1590178157
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st January 2014
Edition Number: 1