The Year of Stalingrad
Alexander Werth travelled widely throughout the Russia during World War II and developed a deep understanding of the Soviet war effort as it engaged every level of society in the bitter struggle. This volume was originally subtitled The Year of Stalingrad: An Historical Record and a Study of Russian Mentality, Methods and Policies.
Werth begins with his hazardous trip to Murmansk in one of the Arctic convoys and ends with the battle of Stalingrad. Foreign journalists were not allowed into Stalingrad during the battle but Werth got closer and saw more than most.