From Moscow to Stalingrad

The Eastern Front, 1941-1942

Yves Buffetaut

Looks at the crucial period after the Red Army's success at Moscow when Germany was preparing for all-out attack across the entire Russian front, which was to end with disaster at Stalingrad.
Publication date:
June 2018
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Series :
Casemate Illustrated
Illustration :
150 Black and white & colour photos and several maps
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ISBN : 9781612006093

Dimensions : 254 X 178 mm
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• The most crucial period of the Eastern Front from the defeat of Germany at the gates of Moscow to their crushing defeat at Stalingrad
• Covers the German attempts to launch a massive offensive across the whole of Russia
• Complete with many photographs of the equipment used by both sides along with detailed maps and text

The path from Moscow to Stalingrad was littered with successes and losses for both the Red Army and the Wehrmacht, with tensions remaining high and culminating in one of the harshest battles of the Second World War. Part of the Casemate Illustrated series, this volume outlines how it was that, less than a year after their defeat at Moscow, the German army had found a way to make the Soviet troops waver in their defence, with their persistence eventually leading to the Battle of Stalingrad.

The successful expulsion of the German troops from Moscow in the winter of 1941 came at a cost for the Red Army. Weaknesses in the Soviet camp inspired the Wehrmacht, under Adolf Hitler's close supervision, to make preparations for offensives along the Eastern Front to push the Russians further and further back into their territory. With a complex set of new tactics and the crucial aid of the Luftwaffe, the German army began to formulate a deadly two-pronged attack on Stalingrad to reduce the city to rubble.

Initially only on the periphery of operations, bit by bit German ambitions focused on Stalingrad. In the lead up to this, Timoshenko's failed attack on Kharkov followed by the Battle of Sebastopol in June 1942 prompted Operation Blue, the German campaign to advance east on their prized objective. This volume includes numerous photographs of the ships, planes, tanks, trucks, and weaponry used by both sides in battle, alongside detailed maps and text outlining the constantly changing strategies of the armies as events unfolded.


Striking a good balance between informative text and illustrations this volume is a very digestible and interesting contribution
Classic Military Vehicle Magazine

Casemate should be praised for publishing this series of books, as although they may not be of an immediate interest to the modeller, when you take a closer look at the photographs there are a host of ideas that could be used in some interesting dioramas or vignettes. There are also the modifications and markings that could make for some unusual and different builds.

The photos have lots of inspiration for military modellers, with both aircraft, trucks and AFVs. There are diorama ideas aplenty. Good to see an English translation of these fine books by Yves Buffetaut.
Military Model Scene

A useful book to have on the shelf […] Recommended.
Scale Military Modelling International Magazine

A very informative title in bite size segments accompanied with very good photographs. The text is well written and so is easy to read and take in the provided information. Very highly recommended