Front-Line Stalingrad, by Victor Nekrasov
Published by Pen and Sword in 2012, 316 pages. Paperback (N5235)
Brand New Book
Originally published in 1946, this book is widely regarded as one of the classic wartime novels to come out of the Second World War...
From the rear side cover: Victor Nekrasov’s masterpiece is one of the classic novels to come out of the pitiless fighting on the Eastern Front in the Second World War. His gripping narrative is set against the background of the grim struggle of the Soviet Union against Nazi Germany - among the battered, exhausted, outnumbered Red Army soldiers desperately defending Stalingrad.
Nekrasov himself experienced the front-line fighting - he served as a sapper in the trenches and dugouts of the ruined city. He drew on his personal recollections in this graphic but sombrely realistic account. His writing shows the heroism, comradeship and humour of the Red Army soldiers, but also the violence and anger of men whose nerves are frayed to breaking point.
His extraordinary novel, long out print, is reissued to mark the seventieth anniversary of the decisive Second World War battle.