Battleground Prussia: The Assault on Germany's Eastern Front 1944-45

Battleground Prussia: The Assault on Germany's Eastern Front 1944-45

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by Prit Buttar
     
 

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In September 1944, the Soviet Army poured into captured German territory, flooding the martial heartland of the Reich: Prussia. Massively outnumbered by the human wave of the Red Army, the Wehrmacht battled on, pitching hundreds of thousands of soldiers and the helpless civilians caught in their crossfire into a fight to the death that would shape the outcome

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In September 1944, the Soviet Army poured into captured German territory, flooding the martial heartland of the Reich: Prussia. Massively outnumbered by the human wave of the Red Army, the Wehrmacht battled on, pitching hundreds of thousands of soldiers and the helpless civilians caught in their crossfire into a fight to the death that would shape the outcome of the war and the future of Europe.

We had never before seen so clearly the law of war: 'you or me'.

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Library Journal
In 1944–45 the Red Army pushed westward, crushing resistance in Prussia and what had been Poland in the interwar period. The large German population mostly fled west but was often trapped. Mass murder, atrocities, and ethnic cleansing were the order of the day. A grim time not often studied in detail, but an important part of the Eastern Front story. Because it provides coverage of an underreported campaign, this is suitable for in-depth collections.
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“A powerful pick... It comes packed with action shots and photos, first-hand accounts from soldiers on both sides -- most of which have never appeared in English -- and follows the months between the arrival of the Red Army in Germany to the collapse of Hitler's regime. No military collection strong in World War II should be without this specific, in-depth analysis.” —The Midwest Book Review (December 2010)

“...[a] marvelously written and illustrated new work with excellent maps on a series of battles too long overlooked ... deserves to be read by any true devotee of World War II.” —Military Advisor (Winter 2010/2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849081900
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/21/2010
Series:
General Military Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author


Prit Buttar studied medicine at Oxford and London before joining the British Army as a doctor. After leaving the army, he has worked as a GP, first near Bristol and now in Abingdon. He is extensively involved in medical politics, both at local and national level, and serves on the GPs' Committee of the British Medical Association. He appears from time to time on local and national TV and radio, speaking on a variety of medical issues. He contributes regularly to the medical press. He has written a novel, but this is his first work of military history.

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Battleground Prussia: The Assault on Germany's Eastern Front 1944-45 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"It does not take awesomeness to take over a simple piece of land, you moron!" ~Elizabeta Hedervary~
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OMEFFING THE AWESOME PRUSSIA AND HUNGARY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Elizabeta, you can't deny zhis awesomeness. Kesese~ after all, despite your efforts, the Silesia region (It's pronounced Silesia, right?) was not returned to Austria until after WWII. ~Gilbert Beilschmidt~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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