Title: We Die at Stalingrad
Author: Alfio Caruso
Data:  2012, 272 p., paperback
Publisher: TEA



The story of the 77 Italian soldiers who fought in the Battle of Stalingrad, the most brutal battle of World War II. Blocked by the advances of the Russian army in November of 1942, the soldiers concealed the reality of the harsh conditions, instead writing their parents, wives, and children that they were well and far from danger in their letters home. Only when it was obvious that there was no hope for survival did they portray the truth. Almost all of them were killed by the fighting, or the harsh conditions on the battlefield and in Russian prison camps. Only two survived to return to Italy.