German Army on the Eastern Front - The Retreat 1943 – 1945

Ian Baxter

 
Date Published :
March 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473822672
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9.69 X 7.44 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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After the defeat at Stalingrad in January 1943, the German Army’s front lines were slowly smashed to pieces by the growing might of the Soviet Army. Yet these soldiers continued to fight gallantly. Even after the failed battle of the Kursk in the summer of 1943, and then a year later when the Russians launched their mighty summer offensive, code names Operation BAGRATION, the German Army continued to fight on, withdrawing under constant enemy ground and air bombardments.

As the final months of retreat were played out on the Eastern Front in early 1945, it depicts how the once vaunted German Army, with diminishing resources, withdrew back across the Polish/German frontier to Berlin itself.

About The Author
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Ian Baxter is an avid collector of WW2 photographs. His previous books in this Series include Hitler’s Boy Soldiers, Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants and German Army on the Eastern Front – The Advance, German Army on the Eastern Front – The Retreat and Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants, The Crushing of Army Group (North) and the SS Waffen Division series including SS Leibstandarte Division and SS Totenkopf Division At War. He lives near Chelmsford, Essex.

REVIEWS
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"well chosen selection of photos offer a lot for modellers, perhaps one of the reasons for the popularity of the Images of War series among hobbyists...does a good job of telling the story of German infantry troops in the final stages of the war."

- Military Modelling

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