A lost masterpiece of World War II fiction

  

A lost masterpiece of World War II fiction

Breakout at Stalingrad is the original version of Heinrich Gerlach's classic novel of the epic World War II battle, confiscated by the Russian secret services in 1949, and now rediscovered in the Russian archives.

Finally available in its original form in English for the first time, Gerlach's magnus opus has attracted praise from the British press.

‘Heinrich Gerlach was among the wounded [at Stalingrad] and his truly magnificent novel... is a devastating account of the appalling privations suffered by the German army, left to their fate by the German army, left to their fate by the foundering, over-stretched Fatherland. A masterpiece.’ Mail on Sunday

‘Few novels contain such an extraordinary story behind their publication as this one… A remarkable find.’ The Times

‘All this material is so deftly handled and well constructed that it is astonishing that Breakout at Stalingrad is Gerlach’s first attempt at fiction.’ Sunday Times


Read an exclusive extract here


Breakout at Stalingrad is available now in hardback and ebook