Four Steps to Death
A German soldier carrying a PPSH-41 taken off a dead Russian soldier.
Most buildings were destroyed by tank shells and Luftwaffe bomb strikes.
The Russian snipers wore white padded jackets and pants to keep out the cold and to conceal themselves among the snow.
Battle of Stalingrad
I think the author portrayed the battle of Stalingrad accurately. He obviously put effort into knowing where and how the Germans attempted to advance on Stalingrad. He also had information on how the Germans suffered from the cold, eg. "The monotony broken occasional by frozen, blackened limbs sticking out of the white". He was clear in his telling of the countless and horrible deaths. This book was a great portrayal of this very bloody battle.