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Fall Of Hitler S Fortress City

Author : Isabel Denny
ISBN : 9781612000589
Genre : History
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“A superb portrait of a forgotten but vital World War II battle of strategic importance and bestial savagery” (Simon Sebag Montefiore, New York Times–bestselling author of The Romanovs) Through firsthand accounts, as well as archival material, The Fall of Hitler’s Fortress City tells the dramatic story of the place and people that bore the brunt of Russia’s vengeance against the Nazi regime. In 1945, in the face of the advancing Red Army, two and a half million people were forced out of Germany’s most easterly province, East Prussia, and in particular its capital, Königsberg. Their flight was a direct result of Hitler’s ill-fated decision to invade the Soviet Union in 1941. The Russians launched Operation Bagration in June 1944, to coincide with the D-Day landings. As US and British forces pushed west, the Russians liberated Eastern Europe and made their first attacks on German soil in the autumn of 1944. Königsberg itself was badly damaged by two British air raids at the end of August 1944, and the main offensive against the city by the Red Army began in January 1945. The depleted and poorly armed German army could do little to hold it back, and by the end of January, East Prussia was cut off. The Russians exacted a terrible revenge on the civilian population, who were forced to flee across the freezing Baltic coast in an attempt to escape. On April 9, the city surrendered to the Russians after a four-day onslaught. “Denny fills in a gap in the historiography of World War II’s European eastern front.” —Booklist
Category: History


Author : Petter Kjellander
ISBN : 919758956X
Genre : History
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East Prussia was the first genuine part of the German home lands that fell to the Red Army in 1945. Already by 1944 some parts of East Prussia had been under the attack of the Soviets. The tragedy became complete in April 1945. The losses and horrors German civilians had to endure were tremendous. returncharacterreturncharacterThe Red Army showed its worst after the capture of East Prussia. The discovery of the Red Army's behavior in late 1944 in some of the border towns led to the most severe battles ever to be fought in East Prussia. The German army tried in vain to save the civilians from the Red Army onslaught. returncharacterreturncharacterThe battle for East Prussia ended with the siege of Konigsberg and Pillau, April 1945. The loss of human lives during these battles for East Prussia was very high. returncharacterreturncharacterThis book covers a much overlooked and little recorded campaign during World War Two. It draws on sources from both the Russian archives giving the Red Army view and those from the German side gives a good balance, and it contains never before seen pictures of the fighting and a great number of maps and color profiles of the AFVs being employed on both sides in the battle.
Category: History

Flight In The Winter

Author : Jürgen Thorwald
ISBN : MINN:31951002325742V
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Category: World War, 1939-1945

General Chernyakhovsky

Author : Akram Agzamovich Sharipov
ISBN : IND:39000001996284
Genre : Generals
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Category: Generals

Atlas Of World War Ii

Author : David Jordan
ISBN : 1905704313
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Features all the major battles and campaigns of World War II, from the invasion of Poland in 1939 to the defeat of Japan in 1945. Specially commissioned maps are accompanied by action photographs and detailed annotation.
Category: World War, 1939-1945

Field Artillery

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ISBN : UVA:X006167538
Genre : Artillery, Field and mountain
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Category: Artillery, Field and mountain

Soviet Analyst

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ISBN : UVA:X002472359
Genre : Political science
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Category: Political science

The Pearl Cyclopedia

Author : E. D. Price
ISBN : NYPL:33433003235839
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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