Casemate's From Moscow to Stalingrad
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|Notes:||128 pages, softcover, 7x10 inches ISBN 978-1-61200-609-3|
This is the latest book in Casemate's Illustrated series. It covers all of 1942, which was a turning point in the war with Soviet Union. It was probably the greatest extent into the country for the German army and stretched supply lines to the maximum. One often wonders how much the situation would have been different if Turkey had entered the war on the side of the Axis. This would have allowed shipping of supplies through the Bosporus and across the Black Sea, but that is just a what if sort of thing.
I don't recall reading any other books in this series, but have to tell you I'm impressed with this one. Some books are mostly history and some are mostly images, but this one strikes a very good balance between the two. There is sufficient historical background to provide a good look at the strategic situation and with 150 illustrations, we get some great photographs.
In addition to this, there are smaller bits throughout the book that concentrate of equipment used by both sides. In this area we see some very nicely done color profiles. The book is well researched though I did find a glitch or two, such as identifying a Yak-7 as a Yak-3, but these do not take anything away from the book. What is a major draw to me are the choices of photographs. I've seen none of these in books before and they are very well chosen.
If you are looking for a book that covers this period of time and has a great selection of photographs as well, you should pick this one up.
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