• 'Captivating . . . Jingoistic statues never pay a proper tribute to the dead, but honest books, like this one, certainly do'

    Vitali Vitaliev, Guardian
  • A brilliantly researched tour de force of military history

    Sarah Bradford, The Times
  • A superb re-telling. Beevor combines a soldier's understanding of war's realities with the narrative techniques of a novelist . . . This is a book that lets the reader look into the face of battle

    Orlando Figes, Sunday Telegraph
  • Antony Beevor's account of this historic turning-point is truly powerful, written with a compelling narrative drive . . . This is a fine achievement

    David Pryce-Jones, Daily Mail