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    Alfio Caruso


We Die at Stalingrad

Author: Alfio Caruso

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.

Publisher: TEA
Publish Date: 2012
Page Count: 272, 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.

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