Hitler's Defeat on the Eastern Front

Hitler's Defeat on the Eastern Front

by Ian Baxter


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Hitler's Defeat on the Eastern Front by Ian Baxter

Drawing on rare and previously unpublished photographs accompanied by in-depth captions, the book provides an absorbing analysis of this traumatic period of the Second World War. It reveals in detail how the battle of Kursk was the beginning of the end and how this massive operation led to the Red Army recapturing huge areas of the Soviet Union and bleeding white the German armies it struck. Despite the adverse situation in which both the German Army and its Waffen-SS counterparts were placed, soldiers continued to fight to the bitter end and attempted to build new defense-lines. But as the Red Army launched its long awaited summer offensive on June 1944, German forces were forced to withdraw under the constant hammer blows of ground and aerial bombardments. Those German forces that survived the artillery barrages, the onslaught of the tank armadas, and mass infantry assaults, streamed back from the battlefield and fought vicious battles through the Baltic States, Byelorussia, and built up new defense along the Vistula in Poland. As the final months of the War were played out on the Eastern Front, the Army and Waffen-SS, with diminishing resources, withdrew across a devastated Reich and fought out their last battle with party militia forces around a devastated Berlin.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844159772
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 10/03/2009
Series: Images of War Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ian Baxter has been collecting World War II images and writing about World War II for many years. He is the author of German Armoured Warfare of World War II: The Unpublished Photographs.

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Hitler's Defeat on the Eastern Front 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of spelling errors and practically all the pictures were of mortar crews in action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written book about the death of an entire army. Had anyone stood up tu Hitler the 6th Army would not have been usly thrown away. Also had the commanding general or his staff considered a propen winter defence by establishing a force to react to attacks on what should have beeen known to be maned by porly armed and week troops things may have turned our different. Good read with factual information.