Title: All Alive Under Attack
Author: Alfio Caruso
Data:  2012, XII-386 p., paperback
Publisher: TEA



In 1942, 230,000 Italian soldiers fought on the eastern front, until the Soviet offensive in December forced them to make a disastrous retreat over hundreds of miles of the immense, Russian plain. Poorly equipped for the brutal winter, the heavy fighting killed thousands each day, but even more died as the result of harsh conditions. Over 70,000 were taken prisoner, and most succumbed to starvation in Russian prison camps.