The Fall of Berlin

Ian Baxter

By March 1945, the Red Army had closed in on Berlin. Marshal Zhukov, with almost a million soldiers and 20,000 tanks and guns at his disposal, launched his assault of the Seelow Heights. While costly with 30,000 Russians killed, it brought the Russian Army to the gates of the capital.
Date Published :
December 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
250 black and white illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526737878
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$22.95
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Overview
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By March 1945, the Red Army had closed in on Berlin. Marshal Zhukov, with almost a million soldiers and 20,000 tanks and guns at his disposal, launched his assault of the Seelow Heights. While costly with 30,000 Russians killed, it brought the Russian Army to the gates of the capital.

On 20 April, Hitler's 56th birthday, Soviet artillery began a massive bombardment of the doomed city. The Fuhrer ordered every soldier, Hitlerjugend and Volksstrum to fight to the death. The house-to-house fighting that followed was brutal and savage with heavy casualties for both military and civilians.

Using superb Russian and German imagery this fine Images of War series book describes the Russian assault and Nazi last-ditch defense of Hitler's capital during the final days of the Third Reich.

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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"The images are well chosen – this reviewer cannot recall having seen any before – and Baxter adds to their value by pointing out important details, from weaponry to terrain to the appearance of the troops and the civilians."

- The NYMAS Review

"...provides not only a great read but quality images as well."

- ModelingMadness.Com

"The Images of War series continues with a look at the fall of Berlin in the last months of the Second World War. Brilliant photos, brilliand narrative."

- Books Monthly

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