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    Alfio Caruso


The Battle of Stalingrad

Author: Alfio Caruso

Stalingrad (present-day Volgograd) was the site of World War II’s longest and bloodiest battle, a conflict that continued from the summer of 1942 until the winter of 1943. The city was transformed into a decimated pile of rubble, where cold, hunger, thirst, and disease killed more soldiers than the fighting. After five months of bloodshed, the previously unstoppable German Army surrendered, ignoring the Fuhrer’s orders to resist at all costs. More than one and a half million soldiers were killed or wounded, and of the 77 Italians who participated in the siege, only two survived. After the massacre, only 6,000 of the 120,000 remaining German soldiers returned home, some after 13 years of detention in Russian prison camps. The Battle of Stalingrad was a turning point in World War II that marked the Third Reich’s violent downfall.

Publisher: Longanesi
Publish Date: 2012
Page Count: 155, hardcover


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.

Books of Alfio Caruso