Hitler versus Stalin: The Eastern Front 1942 - 1943

Stalingrad to Kharkov

Nik Cornish

* The second volume in a four-volume photographic history of the war between Germany and the Soviet Union

* Rare photographs of all the key episodes in the campaign, including the battles at Stalingrad, Voronezh, Rzhev and Kharkov

* Photographs of the German and Soviet troops and the civilians caught up in the fighting

* A graphic introductio
Date Published :
March 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Images Of War
Illustration :
175 photographs
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781783463992
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9.75 X 7.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The second year of the Second World War on the Eastern Front was dominated by Stalingrad, the protracted battle for the city on the Volga, and this is the major episode in this volume of Nik Cornish’s four-volume photographic history of the conflict.

Stalingrad was a turning point in the war, the moment when the Red Army seized the initiative and threw back the German invaders. But the struggle at Stalingrad was far from the only focus of the fighting during 1942 and 1943. German forces conquered the Crimea, besieged Leningrad and advanced deep into the Caucasus. The Red Army took the offensive, not only at Stalingrad but at Rzhev, Kharkov and Kursk.

So this phase of the war between Germany and the Soviet Union saw dramatic changes of fortune, offensives and counteroffensives on a massive scale, and these events are also illustrated in these rare photographs. These vivid images show the front-line fighting, the troops and the conditions on both sides, but they also document the consequences of war for the civilians under German occupation and the devastation of the Russian towns and cities.

About The Author

Nik Cornish is a former head teacher whose passionate interest in the world wars on the Eastern Front and in Russias military history in particular has led to a series of important books on the subject including Images of Kursk, Stalingrad: Victory on the Volga, Berlin: Victory in Europe, Partisan Warfare on the Eastern Front 1941-1944, The Russian Revolution: World War to Civil War 1917-1921, Hitler versus Stalin: The Eastern Front 1941-1942 Barbarossa to Moscow, Hitler versus Stalin: The Eastern Front 1942-1943 Stalingrad to Kharkov and Hitler versus Stalin: The Eastern Front 1943-1944 Kursk to Bagration.


"The pictures are very sharp and clear. The book will be of great interest to military historians and modelers alike. Lots of diorama ideas come to mind looking at the pictures."

- AMPS Indianapolis

“Highly Recommended for those interested in the Eastern Front battles in 1942, and those with a focus on infantry actions.”


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