David Stahel

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David Stahel (born 1975, Wellington, New Zealand) is a historian from New Zealand, specialising in German military history of the Second World War.

Stahel completed an honours degree 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 of Berlin. He joined the University of New South Wales Canberra in 2012.[1]



  • Operation Barbarossa and Germany's Defeat in the East (Cambridge, 2009).
  • Kiev 1941. Hitler's Battle for Supremacy in the East (Cambridge, 2012).
  • Operation Typhoon. Hitler's March on Moscow (Cambridge, 2013).


  • 'Radicalizing Warfare: The German Command and the Failure of Operation Barbarossa' in Alex J. Kay, Jeff Rutherford and David Stahel (eds.), Nazi Policy on the Eastern Front, 1941: Total War, Genocide, and Radicalization (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2012), pp. 19-44.