Between Giants

The Battle for the Baltics in World War II

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From an expert on the Eastern Front of World War II, this book chronicles the cataclysmic experience of the region that includes modern-day Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.

The Baltic States suffered more than almost any other territory during World War II, caught on the front-line of some of the war's most vicious battles and squeezed between the vast military might of the German Wehrmacht and the Soviet Red Army.

Combining new archival research and numerous first-hand accounts, this is a magisterial description of conquest and exploitation, of death and deportation and the fight for survival both by countries and individuals.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Author's Note
Dramatis Personae

Chapter 1: Molotov, Ribbentrop and the First Soviet Occupation
Chapter 2: Rosenberg, Generalplan Ost and Preparations for Barbarossa
Chapter 3: The Wehrmacht in Full Flood
Chapter 4: The Baltic Holocaust
Chapter 5: Reluctant Allies
Chapter 6: Narva, January to April 1944
Chapter 7: Breaking the Deadlock: Summer 1944
Chapter 8: From Doppelkopf to Cäsar
Chapter 9: The Isolation of Army Group North
Chapter 10: Courland, October to December 1944
Chapter 11: Endgame
Chapter 12: Aftermath

Appendix 1: Place Names
Appendix 2: Ranks
Appendix 3: Acronyms
Appendix 4: Foreign terms
Extract from Battleground Prussia

Product details

Published May 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 416
ISBN 9781472802880
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 24 b/w; 2 col
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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