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Ozcanuck
01-10-2008, 10:17 PM
The Volga Rises in Europe is an interesting book written by an italian war jouralist during the first part of the Eastern campaign. It starts out in Romania and Bessarabia, so it may be of interest to those flying the 4.09 beta.
He concentrates more on the local towns and people and the soldiers he travels with, so it's a bit of a change of pace from the usual historic texts.
He frequent observation that the Soviet forces and their vast supply of men and material, along with their willingness to fight to the death, may be too much for the Reich gets him deported back to an Italian jail to cool off!
He returns to the Finnish side of the seige of Stalingrad and this part is also very interesting to fans of the Winter war.
Well worth looking up in the library.......

Ozcanuck
01-10-2008, 10:17 PM
The Volga Rises in Europe is an interesting book written by an italian war jouralist during the first part of the Eastern campaign. It starts out in Romania and Bessarabia, so it may be of interest to those flying the 4.09 beta.
He concentrates more on the local towns and people and the soldiers he travels with, so it's a bit of a change of pace from the usual historic texts.
He frequent observation that the Soviet forces and their vast supply of men and material, along with their willingness to fight to the death, may be too much for the Reich gets him deported back to an Italian jail to cool off!
He returns to the Finnish side of the seige of Stalingrad and this part is also very interesting to fans of the Winter war.
Well worth looking up in the library.......

Waldo.Pepper
01-10-2008, 11:03 PM
+1 Read it good book.

HotelBushranger
01-11-2008, 01:05 AM
Any idea who the author is? Sounds like a good book, thanks for the heads up http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

JG52Uther
01-11-2008, 01:20 AM
Sounds interesting thanks!

http://www.amazon.com/Volga-Rises-Europe-Curzio-Malaparte/dp/1841580961

jadger
01-11-2008, 01:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> He returns to the Finnish side of the seige of Stalingrad and this part is also very interesting to fans of the Winter war.
Well worth looking up in the library....... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Finnish fought at Stalingrad? You mean Leningrad right? lol, I had to go look up the Battle of stalingrad again

Ozcanuck
01-13-2008, 07:02 PM
D'Oh!
Yes that would be Leningrad, unless the Finns did much better than I remember........

Bula
01-13-2008, 10:54 PM
He also witnessed the Iasi pogrom. I remember reading his coverage of it while doing research on my master's thesis. A very interesting fellow he was.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curzio_Malaparte