Robert Forsyth's skill at unearthing rare primary material has produced a remarkable and revelatory narrative. It gives a true insight into the near Herculean effort of the Luftwaffe to keep the trapped Sixth Army alive in history's bloodiest campaign.
Iain MacGregor, author of The Lighthouse of Stalingrad: The Hidden Truth at the Centre of WWII's Greatest Battle
In this detailed account of the doomed attempt to keep the encircled German Sixth Army alive in Stalingrad by air, Robert Forsyth gives readers a fresh look at the precedents that led to the fatal decision to rely on an airlift and the tragedy that then unfolded. For anyone interested in both the detail and the difficulties of mounting the Stalingrad airlift, this book is essential reading.
Prit Buttar, Author of The Reckoning: The Defeat of Army Group South, 1944
To Save An Army: The Stalingrad Airlift is easily the most detailed, day-by-day narrative of that critical moment in the Second World War which has been written to date. … [It] is a rich, data-driven military history, interlaced with compelling personal vignettes from pilots, aircrew, staff officers and evacuated soldiers.
Robert Forczyk, Author of Where the Iron Crosses Grow: The Crimea 1941–44
It is military history at its best.
A highly impressive work in all regards, and an essential read.
There is no greater compliment than to say this is a worthy companion to Antony Beevor's acclaimed history of the ground battle, Stalingrad.
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