Publication Information: The Citadel Press, New York (First American Edition 1963 Published by The Citadel Press). (First published as ICH Stehe hier auf Befehl cvopyright Verlag fur Wehrwesen Bernard und Graefe, English translation copyright 1963 by Methuen & Co. Ltd).
Additional Information: 301 pages. The maps for this edition have been specially drawn by W.H. Bromage. There are 11 plates and 7 maps.
Summary: A life of Field-Marshal Friedrich Paulus with notes, correspondence and documents from his papers. With a preface by Ernst Alexander Paulus. Translated by Colonel R.H. Stevens. Contents include:
• Preface by Ernst Alexander Paulus; Introductory Note.
• Part I: Friedrich Paulus, his life; The Paulus and Rosetti-Solescu families; The First World War, 1914-18; The years of revolution; Reichswehr and Reichsheer the rising of the Panzer Arm; Paulus and Hitler; The Second World War: Reichenau; On the staff of the Sixth Army; Deputy Chief of the General Staff; The African Mission; Opposition to inhuman orders; At Fuehrer Headquarters and at the Front, 1941; Commander-in-chief, Sixth Army; Defensive battles in the snow and ice; Instructive cries: the Battle of Kharkov; The advance on Stalingrad; The new Verdun; Surround – to obey or disobey; Decision before Christmas; The sacrifice; Capitulation; the shattering of mutual confidence and esteem
• Part II: (Documents): Hitler and England – Operation ‘Sea Lion’; Russia’s Strength – ‘The Great Unknown’; Deputy Chief of the General Staff, 1941: memoranda and letters; The advance on Stalingrad including Appendix; The Stalingrad Cauldron (Phase I); The Stalingrad Cauldron (Phase II)
• Stalingrad, a brief survey in retrospect by Field-Marshal Paulus; Epilogue; Index.
Condition: Hardcover, Ex-Lib usual marks and stamps, remains of check out sheet inside front cover and on front fly; book summary from dust wrapper glued inside back fly and back cover (this one is loose). Text is sound and clean, overall good plus.
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