Stalingrad – New Perspectives on an Epic Battle. Vol. 1: The Doomed City

With this work in two volumes, very much in the concept of the Stalingrad battle will change!

“In my fifty-seven years of reading, this is one of the best books I have ever read,
as far as military history concerns.”
– Robert Peterson, Second Chance Games, on Stalingrad, New Perspectives on an Epic Battle, Vol. 1.

Stalingrad was the largest and most fateful defeat of the German army during World War II. Nothing affected the self-confidence of the German army and the mood of the population as much as this.

For this reason, much of the history writing about Stalingrad is largely incorrect. In the Western world, German officers came to dominate the story about the war on the Eastern Front during World War II, and as a result, historical facts have been deliberately distorted, and much has been swept under the carpet. In order to find the real story, it is necessary to go to the primary sources – on both sides! Christer Bergström has done this, and he has also interviewed a large number of the veterans who participated in the battle.

Among much that is addressed in Volume 1, there is to be found:

* Why was Stalingrad so important?
* The unknown German defeat in the first battle of Stalingrad.
* How Finland (!) negatively affected the battle of Stalingrad for the Germans.
* How the Red Army learned and developed new operational skills.
* The Luftwaffe’s largest and never before discussed mistake in 1942.
* Soviet ”death soldiers.”

In addition, many myths are dismantled and the truth revealed, for example:

* The myth of the Red Army’s blocking troops.
* The myth that the Red Army voluntarily withdrew.
* The myth that the Germans arrogantly tried to bite off more than they could chew.
* The myth of the importance of Lend-Lease supplies from the United States to the Soviet Union.
* The myth of “Hitler’s mistakes”.

In general, this is a thorough reassessment and analysis of much of what is said to be the German ”mistakes” during this campaign.

This is Christer Bergström’s 40th book on World War II.


This work on the ground war during the Battle of Stalingrad is the continuation of Christer Bergström’s previous book Operation Barbarossa 1941 : Hitler against Stalin and supplements his Black Cross/Red Star series about the air war on the Eastern Front.

“Christer Bergström is recognized as a prominent expert on the Second World War, not least concerning the Eastern Front. Bergström’s book is so extensive, profound, and detailed that I am totally taken aback.”

– Kjell E. Genberg in DAST Magazine on Christer Bergström’s previous book Operation Barbarossa 1941: Hitler against Stalin.


ISBN: 978-91-88441-56-0

330 pages
Size 155 × 230 mm
Illustrated with many previously unsees photos
Large and clear maps
QR codes with relevant film clips


Read a free excerpt from the book – click here.

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Price per copy: USD$49.00 / EUR 46.00, plus postage

OR USD$ 84.00 / EUR 76.00 for one copy of each of the two volumes, plus postage.

Personally signed copies by the author also available!


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