Red Road from Stalingrad written by Mansur Abdulin and published by Pen and Sword Books. £12.99 – Softcover – Pages 195.

This is a well written book that has been written by your everyday soldier which seems a rarity for this conflict. It is very well balanced and doesn’t go into some of its subject too deeply as this would be too graphic for some. This soldier fought in the main battle of Stalingrad which is very realistic and when you think of the amount of death and bloodshed involved in this battle it is amazing how he survived.

Whilst the book is well written, I think the editing is a bit off in some places which makes the story a little disruptive. Or maybe it was just me as I haven’t read an awful lot on this particular battle but enough. I really did enjoy this book and the story was great to follow. Whilst I doubt this book will get the recognition it deserves, I would definitely recommend it as a good read.