Life and Fate (Part 2 Chs. 51-62, Part 3 chs. 1-18) by Grossman

Show Notes

This week, Matt and Cameron finish the encirclement of Paulus’ 6th Army in Stalingrad as they cover Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate from Part 2, Chapter 51 through Part 3, Chapter 18. After fighting from the back foot for months — exhausting all those still on the front line, civilian and soldier alike — it’s time for the USSR to swing two great hammers down into the fascist forces. Despite their victory, all is not well for the Red Army.

Major themes: Madonna and babe, redemptive humanism, gossip

29:08 - We all make mistakes in the heat of passion, Jimbo. 

The music used in this episode was “Старое Кино / Staroye Kino,” by Перемотка / Peremotka. You can find more of their work on Bandcamp and Youtube

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