A tough new commanding officer, Nikita Krushchev Bob Hoskins asks for suggestions on how to build the morale of his soldiers. The soldier is Vassily Zaitsev Jude Lawa poor, uneducated boy, but a sharpshooter.
Craig adds to already existing accounts some grisly material on the puppet Italian army and the fate of its POW's, but nothing of special consequence.
A character in this book that was interesting for me would be Tom because through out the book it shows how e feels and how much he is hurting. There are many possible reasons, including one that is simple and good, and one that is complex and bad. And that is exactly how they are depicted.
The point of this book was to show both the extreme importance of this battle in the course of World War II and the courage of both the German and Russian troops during this horrific battle. But with hindsight, one wonders, why try to capture Stalingrad at all.
D and so i read it. Did it do what it was intended to. Add your rating See all 4 kid reviews. As they relied heavily on U-Boats in the naval warfare while ignoring the superior power of aircraft carriers, similarly at the land arena, Germans depended heavily on their Blitzkrieg tactics which were rendered useless in the street fighting of Stalingrad.
One of his skirmishes with the Germans at Stalingrad is worth mentioning here. Craig's narrative falls into that military genre which charges each moment with dramatic significance; he follows foot soldiers, doctors, quartermasters, generals, snipers and sappers on both sides through the terrible five-month battle in which half a million combatants and countless civilians died.
It is both a lovely character study and history lesson. I specifically made several screen shots so that you could see that people with the most disgusting faces were selected for the roles of political officers.
After the war ended, a census found only 1, people who had lived in Stalingrad in The scene of an attack. A single shot from his lone antitank gun put one enemy panzer out of action and machine-gun fire scattered the German infantry. Tom is nice and also smart and him and his best friend Charlie always play down at the beach in Wellington.
Dutch politicians might just have well have argued that Spain should never be allowed to join the EU, because, if it did, the 16th-century Dutch Revolt would have been in vain.
Once they had arrived at the theatre of war, however, there were two quite different forms of fighting to be undertaken. Zaitsev claimed in an interview to have engaged in a sniper duel over a number of days.
A character in this book that was interesting for me would be Tom because through out the book it shows how e feels and how much he is hurting. Jul 05, Thomas rated it it was amazing This book was incredible look back to the past and the tragic times before adequate vaccinations were available.
Enemy at the Gates completely misrepresents the history of the battle and slanders the brave sacrifice of the Soviet people to defeat Nazism. I strongly recommend reading the book 'Enemy at the Gates' to see how little of the movie is true. Jun 14, · Credit Painting by Johann Peter Krafft from “The Enemy at the Gate” (Bridgeman Art Library) ByKara Mustafa, grand vizier of the Ottomans, was still a pasha with something to prove.
LibraryThing Review User Review - creighley - LibraryThing. Two madmen are engaged in a battle that will cost untold number of lives. The result of this struggle, helped to /5(9). An almost-too-thorough account of dueling snipers during the Battle of Stalingrad, Enemy at the Gates is a little on the plodding side by times, and the love story feels shoe-horned in (but if you 54%.
Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad - Kindle edition by William Craig. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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He wrote the book “Enemy at the Gates” in The point of this book was to show both the extreme importance of this battle in the course of World War II and the courage of both the German and Russian troops during this horrific battle/5(1).Enemy at the gate book review