The Crushing of Army Group North 1944–1945 on the Eastern Front

Images of War Series

Ian Baxter

* The latest in the ever popular Images of War Series.

* Describes the bitter fighting and extreme conditions of the Eastern Front.

* Superb and rare images of Axis and Russian armour and other
weapons/equipment in action.

* Compiled by our foremost Images of War author and photographic collector.
Date Published :
April 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
300 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473862555
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.75 X 7.5 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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The Crushing of Army Group North 1944-45 on the Eastern Front tells the story in words and images of the last bitter months fought on Russian soil and the battle of the Baltic States that ensued. Drawing on rare and unpublished photos it reveals in detail how remnants of Army Group North were driven back to the borders of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In the battles that followed, the retreating German Panzer and infantry divisions were encircled and annihilated. With the remnants were pushed back into East Prussia, and then fought to the death in the last few small pockets of land surrounding three ports of Libau in Kurland, Pillau in East Prussia and Danzig at the mouth of the River Vistula. It was here that the final battle of Army Group North would take place after Hitler ordered his troops to `stand and fight` and wage an unprecedented battle of attrition.

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.

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