By 1944, even the loyalist Nazis could see defeat as the most probable outcome, but fought on hard in the East to slow the Soviet advance. Excellent research, presentation and illustration of the final acts of WWII on the Eastern Front – Very Highly Recommended
NAME: Hitler’s Fortresses In The East, The Sieges Of Ternopol, Kovel, Pozan & Breslau 1944-1945 FILE: R3364 AUTHOR: Alex Trevisa PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Eastern Front, WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, World War Two, mobile warfare, siege warfare, defending the Reich, Red Army, German Army, Luftwaffe, Soviet Frontal Aviation, artillery, street fighting, German collapse ISBN: 1-52678-395-9 PAGES: 210, 24 pages of B&W images and full colour map images in two photo- plate sections IMAGE: B3364.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/3ntdnx96 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: By 1944, even the loyalist Nazis could see defeat as the most probable outcome, but fought on hard in the East to slow the Soviet advance. Excellent research, presentation and illustration of the final acts of WWII on the Eastern Front – Very Highly Recommended
The most common impression of the war on the Eastern Front is of a war of movement in the summer and a harsh battle against the mud and snow in the remaining months. The tank seems paramount and the battles marked by huge tank battles. The reality was somewhat different. The Eastern Front saw a succession of sieges. Initially, it was German advances on Soviet towns, followed by lengthy sieges, depredation for the civilians and bitter street fighting.
The author has centered his work on four notable sieges in the period 1944-1945 as the Germans desperately tried to hold up the Soviet advances in the belief that this would enable a peace treaty with the Western Allies. Everything on the Eastern Front was bitter as both sides perpetrated major war crimes. Quarter was not expected and not given. Casualties were epic and still not fully documented.