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Two soldiers, two lost fronts : German war diaries of the Stalingrad and North Africa campaigns

Author: Rolf Krengel; Don A Gregory; Wilhelm R Gehlen
Publisher: Philadelphia : Casemate, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is built around two recently discovered war diaries -- one by a member of the 23d Panzer Division, which was enmeshed in the crucial turning point of World War II in Russia, and the other by an original member of Rommel's AfrikaKorps. Together, accompanied by detailed timelines and brief overviews, they comprise a fascinating 'you are there' look at the German side of World War II. The stories are told  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Diaries
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, German
Named Person: Rolf Krengel; Rolf Krengel
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rolf Krengel; Don A Gregory; Wilhelm R Gehlen
ISBN: 9781935149057 1935149059
OCLC Number: 298185012
Notes: Two diaries in English translation. One of anonymous authorship; the other by Rolf Krengel.
Description: x, 262 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. To Stalingrad and back. Departure from Paris and arrival in Charkov --
The battle for Charkov, 5-29 May 1942 --
Forward to the Oskol River, 31 May-22 July 1942 --
Toward the Don and Ssal, 23-30 July 1942 --
Advance to the Caucasus, 1 August-24 November 1942 --
Our part at Stalingrad, 25 November-25 December 1942 --
Our retreat from Stalingrad, 26 December-19 March 1942 --
pt. 2. To North Africa and back. Conscription and on to France ("Case Yellow"), 1939 --
My North Africa campaign, 1941 --
Chase and being chased through the desert, 1942 --
Home to Germany 1943 --
The end of the war, 1945 --
After the end --
Epilogue : the fall of Berlin and the airlift.
Responsibility: [edited by] Don A. Gregory & Wilhelm R. Gehlen.

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This book is built around two recently discovered war diaries-one by a member of the 23rd Panzer Division which served under Manstein in Russia, and the other by a member of Rommel's AfrikaKorps.  Read more...

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