Battleground Prussia

The Assault on Germany's Eastern Front 1944–45

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An engrossing history of the last year of the Second World War, charting the battles fought between the Soviet Red Army and the Nazis across German soil.

The terrible months between the arrival of the Red Army on German soil and the final collapse of Hitler's regime were like no other in the Second World War. The Soviet Army's intent to take revenge for the horror that the Nazis had wreaked on their people produced a conflict of implacable brutality in which millions perished.

From the great battles that marked the Soviet conquest of East and West Prussia to the final surrender in the Vistula estuary, this book recounts in chilling detail the desperate struggle of soldiers and civilians alike.

These brutal campaigns are brought vividly to life by a combination of previously untold testimony and astute strategic analysis recognising a conflict of unprecedented horror and suffering.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Author's Note

Introduction: the Slavs and the Teutons
1 Fritz and Ivan: The Opposing Forces
2 Memel
3 Nemmersdorf
4 The Last Christmas
5 The House of Cards - the Great January Offensive
6 Cherniakhovsky and the Pregel Valley
7 Rokossovsky reaches the Coast
8 Encircled in East Prussia
9 Hannibal - The Baltic Evacuation Begins
10 The Riviera of Hades and the Fall of Pomerania
11 Heiligenbeil - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
12 Konigsberg
13 Danzig
14 The Last Command
15 The Long Road Home


Product details

Published Feb 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 512
ISBN 9781780964645
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 32 b/w
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Prit Buttar

Prit Buttar studied medicine at Oxford and London…


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