Associate Professor David Stahel
Associate Professor

Associate Professor David Stahel

UNSW Canberra
School of Humanities & Social Sciences

David Stahel completed his undergraduate studies at Monash University and Boston College. He has an MA in War Studies from King's College London and a PhD in 2007 from the Humboldt University in Berlin. He joined the University of New South Wales Canberra in 2012. He has published ten books, six with Cambridge University Press. 

Television Media 

  • Perfect Storms: Disasters that Changed the World (2013)
  • World War II: Battles Won and Lost (2017)
  • World War II: Total War (2018).
  • Warlords of War World II (2019)
  • Adolf Hitler's War (2020)
  • How the Nazi's Lost the War (2021)
  • World War II: Week by Week (2022)
  • Hidden Histories of World War II (2022)
  • World War II: Deceptions (2023)
  • How to Lose a War: Victory into Defeat in World War II (2023)
Location
Building 29 Room 108
  • Books | 2023
    Stahel D, 2023, Hitler's Panzer Generals Guderian, Hoepner, Reinhardt and Schmidt Unguarded, Cambridge University Press
    Books | 2022
    Stahel D, 2022, Operación Barbaroja : la derrota de Alemania en el este, Ediciones Salamina, Malaga
    Books | 2021
    Stahel D, 2021, La Retirada de Moscú: una Historia Nueva de la Campaña de Invierno, 1941-1942, Ediciones Salamina, Málaga
    Books | 2019
    Stahel D, 2019, Moscú 1941 : la Battala por la Capital Sovietica, Ediciones Salamina, Malaga
    Books | 2019
    Stahel D, 2019, Retreat from Moscow A New History of Germany’s Winter Campaign, 1941-1942, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374249526
    Books | 2018
    Stahel D, 2018, Bitwa o Moskwę, Ksiazka i Wiedza, Warsaw
    Books | 2018
    Stahel D, 2018, Bitwa o Moskwę, Ksiazka i Wiedza, Warsaw
    Books | 2018
    Stahel D, 2018, Operación Tifon: la Marcha de Hitler sobre Moscú, Octubre de 1941, Ediciones Salamina, Malaga
    Books | 2017
    Stahel D, 2017, Kiev 1941: La batalla de Hitler por la supremacía en el Este, Ediciones Salamina, Malaga
    Books | 2015
    Stahel D, 2015, A batalha por Moscou: A Operação Tufão e o início da derrocada de Hitler, Manole, Sao Paolo
    Books | 2015
    Stahel D, 2015, The Battle for Moscow, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
    Books | 2014
    Stahel D, 2014, Kijów 1941: Walka Hitera o supremację na Wschodzie, Ksiazka i Wiedza, Warsaw
    Books | 2014
    Stahel D, 2014, Operacja Tajfun: Marsz Hitlera na Moskwę w październiku 1941, Ksiazka i Wiedza, Warsaw
    Books | 2013
    Stahel D, 2013, Operation Typhoon Hitler's March on Moscow, October 1941, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
    Books | 2012
    Stahel D, 2012, Kiev 1941. Hitler's Battle for Supremacy in the East, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
    Books | 2012
    Stahel D, 2012, Operacja Barbarossa: klęska Niemiec na Wschodzie, Ksiazka i Wiedza, Warsaw
    Books | 2009
    Stahel D, 2009, Operation Barbarossa and Germany's Defeat in the East, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Stahel D, 2022, 'Germany's Eastern Front in 1941', in Kaushik R (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Military History, Oxford University Press, New York
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Stahel D, 2021, 'Planning Armageddon: Operation Barbarossa', in The Routledge History of the Second World War, Routledge
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Stahel D, 2020, 'Operation Barbarossa in the Letters of German Soldiers', in Luther C; Stahel D (ed.), Soldiers of Barbarossa: Combat, Genocide and Everyday Experiences on the Eastern Front, June-December 1941, Stackpole Books, pp. 1 - 15
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Stahel D; Kay AJ, 2018, 'Introduction: Understanding Nazi Mass Violence', in Mass Violence in Nazi Occupied Europe, pp. 1 - 13, http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=809301
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Stahel D; Kay AJ, 2018, 'Reconceiving Criminality in the German Army on the Eastern Front, 1941-1942', in Mass Violence in Nazi Occupied Europe, pp. 173 - 194
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Stahel D, 2017, 'Introduction', in Joining Hitler's Crusade: European Nations and the Invasion of the Soviet Union, 1941, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108225281
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Stahel D; Kay AJ; Rutherford J, 2012, 'Conclusion: Total War, Genocide and Radicalization', in Nazi Policy on the Eastern Front, 1941: Total War, Genocide and Radicalization, University of Rochester Press, Rochester, N.Y., pp. 314 - 320
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Stahel D; Kay AJ; Rutherford J, 2012, 'Introduction', in Nazi Policy on the Eastern Front, 1941: Total War, Genocide and Radicalization, University of Rochester Press, Rochester, N.Y., pp. 1 - 18
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Stahel D, 2012, 'Radicalizing Warfare - The German Command and the Failure of Operation Barbarossa', in Nazi Policy on the Eastern Front, 1941. Total War, Genocide and Radicalization, Rochester University Press, Rochester, pp. 19 - 44
  • Edited Books | 2020
    Stahel D; Luther C, (ed.), 2020, Soldiers of Barbarossa: Combat, Genocide and Everyday Experiences on the Eastern Front, June-December 1941, Stackpole Books
    Edited Books | 2018
    Stahel D; Kay AJ, (ed.), 2018, Mass Violence in Nazi Occupied Europe, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana
    Edited Books | 2017
    Stahel D, (ed.), 2017, Joining Hitler's Crusade: European Nations and the Invasion of the Soviet Union, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
    Edited Books | 2012
    Stahel D; Kay AJ; Rutherford J, (eds.), 2012, Nazi Policy on the Eastern Front, 1941: Total War, Genocide and Radicalization, Rochester University Press, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Stahel D, 2022, '‘The sheer number of Russians is smothering us’ a Colonel-General Erich Hoepner’s Private Letters on the Road to Moscow (October 1941–January 1942)', Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 35, pp. 255 - 272, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13518046.2022.2132605
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hill A; Stahel D, 2021, 'British ‘Lend-Lease’ Aid to the USSR and the Battle of Moscow in the Light of Soviet and German Sources', Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 34, pp. 537 - 557, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13518046.2022.2040839
    Journal articles | 2021
    Stahel D, 2021, 'Walter. Leningrad: The Advance of Panzer Group 4', The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 34, pp. 167 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13518046.2021.1923990
    Journal articles | 2021
    Stahel D, 2021, '‘I Considerably Miscalculated, Though Everyone Else Did, Too’: Colonel-General Erich Hoepner’s Private Letters On The Road To Leningrad (May–September 1941)', Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 34, pp. 459 - 477, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13518046.2021.1992706
    Journal articles | 2020
    Stahel D; Kay AJ, 2020, 'Crimes of the Wehrmacht: A Re-evaluation', Journal of Perpetrator Research, 3, pp. 95 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.21039/jpr.3.1.29
    Journal articles | 2018
    Stahel D, 2018, 'La derrota de Hitler en el este', Desperta Ferro, XVI, pp. 28 - 34
    Journal articles | 2018
    Stahel D, 2018, 'The battle for Wikipedia: The new age of ‘lost victories’?', Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 31, pp. 396 - 402, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13518046.2018.1487198
    Journal articles | 2017
    Stahel D, 2017, 'Grinding to a Halt: Operation Barbarossa', Wartime, pp. 20 - 27
    Journal articles | 2017
    Stahel D, 2017, 'The Wehrmacht and National Socialist Military Thinking', War in History, 24, pp. 336 - 361
    Journal articles | 2015
    Stahel D, 2015, 'Rediscovering Operation Barbarossa - The Importance of the Military Campaign', Beiträge zur Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus, 30, pp. 59 - 87, http://www.wallstein-verlag.de/9783835314924-kriegfuehrung-und-hunger-1939-1945.html
    Journal articles | 2015
    Stahel D, 2015, 'The Battle of Berlin', Wartime, pp. 24 - 29
    Journal articles | 2015
    Stahel D, 2015, 'Writing the Nazi-Soviet War', War in History, 22, pp. 235 - 250
    Journal articles | 2014
    Stahel D, 2014, 'Operation Bagration', Wartime, pp. 52 - 56
    Journal articles | 2013
    Stahel D, 2013, 'Barbarossa Derailed: The Battle for Smolensk, 10 July-10 September 1941, vol 2, The German Advance on the Flanks and the Third Soviet Counteroffensive, 25 August-10 September 1941', JOURNAL OF MILITARY HISTORY, 77, pp. 371 - 372, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000313466300065&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2013
    Stahel D, 2013, 'Kursk - Prelude to Defeat', Wartime, pp. 20 - 25
    Journal articles | 2013
    Stahel D, 2013, 'The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Lost War, 1943', WAR IN HISTORY, 20, pp. 135 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0968344512461778h
    Journal articles | 2012
    Stahel D, 2012, 'Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe', JOURNAL OF MILITARY HISTORY, 76, pp. 913 - 914, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000306445500050&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2012
    Stahel D, 2012, 'Why Stalin's Soldiers Fought: The Red Army's Military Effectiveness in World War II', WAR IN HISTORY, 19, pp. 529 - 531, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0968344512454380h
    Journal articles | 2011

Research Interests and Projects

  • European Military History
  • The Second World War
  • The Nazi-Soviet War 1941-1945