Regarding a forum poster from a not named site that got a computer game focused on Stalingrad and he had this to post about the great battle (and I quote):

"ive received it but have only had time to install it so far. did just pick up "enemy at the gates" to learn more about it though."

Seriously? That's the best you could do to learn about Stalingrad???? I had to roll my eyes at that and just click NEXT.

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Comment by Bill Wood on June 30, 2010 at 7:59am
At least he is trying - don't condemn him with your loathing - assist him - it is obvious he is taking the effort.

He should be lauded, not condemned.

Hardly a lame comment.
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on June 27, 2010 at 8:31pm
Actually, that's what I do for a job. :)
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on June 27, 2010 at 11:55am
Oy &$!@ing vegh...
Comment by mike rosberg on June 26, 2010 at 1:02pm
Slightly off topic but, I'm presently reading the English translation of "The Kindly Ones" which is a novel about the fictional memoirs of an SS officer throughout the entire war. A reasonable portion of the book occurs within "Der Kessel" and provides an amazing view into (later portions) of this historic battle. I'm almost embarrased by how much I'm enjoying this very dark book.

btw, this book assumes a strong background knowledge of the war and would not recommend it for the subject of the OP until he's watches Gates at least three or four times ; )

"The Kindly Ones (French: Les Bienveillantes) is a historical fiction novel written in French by American-born author Jonathan Littell. The 900-page book became a bestseller in France and was widely discussed in newspapers, magazines, academic journals, books and seminars. It was also awarded two of the most prestigious French literary awards, the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française and the Prix Goncourt in 2006. As of December 2009 it has been translated into seventeen languages."
Comment by Hudson on June 25, 2010 at 11:01pm
Well last I looked Enemy at the Gates wasnt the best way to learn about Stalingrad. Thats like watching Inglourious Basterds and thinking the war ended because we burned Hitler to death in a movie theater. I guess there will always be apologists for lack of proper history instruction though.
Comment by Ben Mangus on June 25, 2010 at 10:51pm
Yes, we must erase him from the social register. Imagine, not reading all the books on the battle and not seeing all the movies before commenting. Why, it is preposterous!
Comment by Hudson on June 24, 2010 at 6:27pm
The movie...
Comment by Chris Gammon on June 24, 2010 at 6:25pm
Well, did he mean the movie, or the book?

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