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

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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 ...

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Overview

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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"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)

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849087902
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/21/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 482
  • Sales rank: 491,709
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations iii

List of Maps iv

Author's Note v

Preface vii

Introduction-The Slavs and the Teutons 1

1 Fritz and Ivan 23

2 Memel 46

3 Nemmersdorf 77

4 The Last Christmas 97

5 The House of Cards - The Great January Offensive 115

6 Cherniakhovsky and the Pregel Valley 138

7 Rokossovsky Reaches the Coast 162

8 Encircled in East Prussia 196

9 Hannibal - The Baltic Evacuation Begins 218

10 The Riviera of Hades and the Fall of Pomerania 236

11 Heiligenbeil - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea 277

12 Königsberg 293

13 Danzig 329

14 The Last Command 371

15 The Long Road Home 416

Notes 455

Bibliography 467

Index 469

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Prussia

    I AM AWESOME - PRUSSIA

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    Posted February 28, 2014

    Elizabeta, you can't deny zhis awesomeness. Kesese~ after all, d

    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~

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    Posted April 13, 2014

    Elizabeta

    "It does not take awesomeness to take over a simple piece of land, you moron!" ~Elizabeta Hedervary~

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    If you are so awesome then why aren't you a country anymore? Oh yeah, I kicked your ass with my frying pan!

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