Berlin Battlefield Guide

Third Reich and Cold War

Tony Le Tissier

 
Date Published :
November 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
120 color and 180 b/w photos plus 38 Maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473822825
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.75 inches
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$29.95

Overview
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On 16 April 1945 the Red Army unleashed a colossal offensive against Berlin with the aim of destroying Hitler's armies in the East and capturing the German capital before the Western Allies. Over two million soldiers confronted each other in the last act in the war against Nazi Germany. In the course of the next three weeks, relentless Soviet assaults crashed against a desperate, sometimes suicidal defense, and the historic city was turned into a vast battlefield.

This epic contest, which has fascinated students of warfare ever since, can only be understood by visiting the sites of the battle on the ground, in the outskirts, in the suburbs, in the center where the final dramatic combat took place. That is why Tony Le Tissier’s detailed, graphic and highly illustrated guide is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to understand the battle and follow its course along the streets of the modern city.

‘All of Tony Le Tissier’s knowledge is synthesized into this must-have book – and more…. It can only be described as indispensable to anyone visiting the city and wishing to experience Zhukov’s triumph and Hitler’s Götterdämmerung …. Critical for understanding the battle…. Le Tissier’s detailed, full-color and scaled maps are … a joy to study.’ Defenceweb

‘A visually exciting work whose contents match its appearance. There are pages and pages of fascinating pictures…. Tony Le Tissier’s informative text and his descriptions of military actions and battlefield tours make it much more than that. It is a sensible and very entertaining piece of military history.’ Warbooks

‘Tony Le Tissier’s … encyclopedic knowledge of the battle and the subsequent Cold War aspects of the Soviet occupation of East Germany enables him to give a compelling and moving account. [His] account is highly impressive and it shows that he is a superb writer, a diligent researcher, and a master of battlefield detail.’ Lt. Colonel Robert A. Lynn

About The Author
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During many years working in several senior official positions in Berlin - including spells as provost marshal and British governor of Spandau prison - Tony Le Tissier has accumulated a vast knowledge of the campaign the led up to the fall of Berlin. He has researched every aspect of the 1945 battle for the city in unprecedented detail and has published a series of outstanding books on the subject - The Battle of Berlin 1945, Farewell to Spandau, Berlin Then and Now, Zhukov at the Oder, Slaughter at Halbe, The Third Reich Then and Now, With Our Backs to Berlin, Death Was Our Companion, Berlin Battlefield Guide: Third Reich and Cold War and The Siege of Kstrin 1945: Gateway to Berlin.

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