All Alive Under AttackAuthor: Alfio Caruso
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.
Publish Date: 2012
Page Count: XII-386, paperback
Alfio Caruso (Catania, 1950) was one of the original founders of Il Giornale newspaper in 1974. In the '80's, he worked for the Corriere della Sera as Editor-in-Chief, and the Gazzetta dello Sport as Deputy Editor. He was appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Messaggero newspaper in 1995, and the Editorial Director of the Nazione, the Resto del Carlino, and Il Giorno in 1996. Caruso is also an author of crime novels, and an essayist on Italian history and the Mafia.