CANCELLED: Book Discussion: Life and Fate: Vasily Grossman at Stalingrad
It was at Stalingrad that Winston Churchill's "hinge of fate" decisively swung back against the Wehrmacht. For 100 days, the outnumbered and outgunned Stalingrad garrison bought time—and "time is blood" said their commander—for the Soviet counter-offensive which changed the course of history. Vasily Grossman, combat correspondent for Red Star, found a paradoxical and dangerous freedom during those days, a freedom which he believed "engendered the victory," but which evaporated as soon as the Germans themselves were encircled and doomed.
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