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  • On a Knife’s Edge

  • The Ukraine, November 1942-March 1943
  • By: Prit Buttar
  • Narrated by: Roger Clark
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Categories: History, Europe
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Summary

The battle of Stalingrad was the turning point of World War II. The German capture of the city, their encirclement by Soviet forces shortly afterwards, and the hard-fought but futile attempts to relieve them, saw bitter attritional fighting and extremes of human misery inflicted on both sides.

The surrender of General Friedrich von Paulus's army left Germany's eastern armies severely weakened, but the Red Army had suffered enormous losses as it overreached itself in trying to exploit its great victory. The war was not over. Germany would continue the fight, and the battles that took place in the winter of 1942/43 would show the tactical and operational skill of Erich von Manstein and the Wehrmacht as they attempted to avert total disaster.

In this title, a renowned expert on warfare on the Eastern Front reveals the often-overlooked German counteroffensive post-Stalingrad, and how it prevented the whole Axis front line from collapsing.

Drawing on firsthand accounts, On a Knife's Edge is a story of brilliant generalship, lost opportunities, and survival in the harshest theater of war.

©2018 Prit Buttar (P)2019 Tantor

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One of the best book

One of the best book (or even the best) I ever read about the Eastern Front. Excellent book, excellent narrator. Prit Buttar is an absolutely fantastic historian. Congrats for his work. And thank you for publishing it.

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Great narrator

Read alot of this kinda topic. this is up there with the best. if you have read Stalingrad it's a great follow on.

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  • Max
  • 10-02-20

Best of its kind!

I listen to these books all the time. This is the best one in the genre! Someone sign this guy to a multi-book deal; I can’t wait for more! Thanks

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  • 24-10-20

very good overview of the 42/43 time period

good weaving of strategic overview of Manstine and STAVKA with personal "on the ground" accounts. well done