Stalingrad: The Loneliest Death

Stalingrad The Loneliest Death September The few surviving members of the Sturmpionierbataillon deployed in North Africa are have now assigned to the eastern front Throughout the crucial fight for Stalingrad a battle which cl

  • Title: Stalingrad: The Loneliest Death
  • Author: Christoph Fromm
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • September 1942 The few surviving members of the Sturmpionierbataillon deployed in North Africa are have now assigned to the eastern front Throughout the crucial fight for Stalingrad, a battle which claimed two million victims, human tolerance is tested beyond all limits There is trench warfare, hand to hand combat for every single building, hunger and cold Madness becoSeptember 1942 The few surviving members of the Sturmpionierbataillon deployed in North Africa are have now assigned to the eastern front Throughout the crucial fight for Stalingrad, a battle which claimed two million victims, human tolerance is tested beyond all limits There is trench warfare, hand to hand combat for every single building, hunger and cold Madness becomes the last place of refuge before death Under these conditions, young lieutenant von Wetzland is forced to accept that he cannot possibly keep up even the most basic of moral standards And that applies to himself, as well as to his men.

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    1. This powerful story rips the façade of honor and glory from war while meticulously exposing its true nature. Fromm’s book is a no-holds-barred dissection of the machinations of megalomaniacs, the complicity of ordinary citizens, the myths of war, and the lies we hold dear at a terrible cost.In the beginning, the young German Leutnant Hans von Wetzland and his small band of soldiers believe this attack will follow the time-honored rules of warfare. Very soon, though, they discover that atrocit [...]

    2. STORY LINE STALINGRAD THE LONELIEST DEATH:Author Christoph Fromm created an intense emotional novel in Stalingrad The Loneliest Death. Set in 1942, German Leutnant von Wetzland will face his own mortality; as well as the vile nature of himself and his comrades. Von Wetland begins his journey as an idealist, believing in rules and proper conduct in war. He will face not only his but his fellow-man's basest nature. For the baseness of man's morality is ugly; he will find war is vile and ugly witho [...]

    3. I found this novel a harrowing read, brutal in its realism, a disturbing glimpse into the hell that was Stalingrad, one of the bloodiest battles in history, Hitler's first defeat and the turning point in the Second World War. You feel as though you are there, in the cellars and ruined buildings dodging snipers and artillery fire, on the snowy wastes outside the city clearing roads by hand in a penal unit, itchy with lice, cold and frostbitten, hungry, filthy, a witness to the horror of field hos [...]

    4. I was sent a copy of this book by the author.I really enjoyed this book a lot. It was dark, intense and heartbreaking at times. It took me a month to finish this book because I read the whole 400+ page book on my cell phone, but it was enjoyable the whole time. The characters in this novel felt real and their struggles came through in the novel full force. Although I've read many books about World War II, they were always from prisoner or civilian perspectives so reading about German soldiers on [...]

    5. I thought that a book about Stalingrad would be hard torelate to from my modern point of view. The reality of war is pretty far away from my daily experiences. But I was sucked right into the world of Lieutenant von Wetzland’s and his unfathomable subordinate Gross’s thoughts. I was able to follow the transformation of a war romantic to a war defector in detail. Why someone who hates war, can not rid himself from it, like an addict can not rid himself from his drug.The book is based on eye w [...]

    6. I am not even sure where to start on this novel. MIND BLOWN! It was wonderfully written and fully engrossing. I am a sucker for historical fiction and rarely do I find a novel that so vividly brings the horrors of war to life. Many times with WWII books we get things from the winning sides perspective but to see things from these soldiers' point of view was an emotional ride. It is a long book but worth every page. For the history lovers this book will hit an emotional cord as you live out these [...]

    7. I was given an e-copy of this book in exchange for a review.I personally couldn't get into this book because the writing style didn't exactly click with me. Although I had to DNF in the first 100 pages, I do hope that someone else may try out this book and enjoy it.

    8. Full disclosure: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. If war stories are in your wheelhouse, I would recommend this book! Unfortunately, this genre is just not my cup of tea. And because the story begins right in the middle of the action, I felt like I started things off on the wrong foot. I just couldn't keep any of the characters straight in my head because there were so many of them introduced all at once. Through the action, I still couldn't keep track of who eac [...]

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