This is a translation into English of a book written by a junior signals officer in Panzer Reg.35 of his experiences in the retreat and rout of the German forces in East Prussia. The author has painted a graphic picture of the final failure of the German forces as a first hand account – Very Highly Recommended
NAME: Panzers on the Vistula, Retreat and Rout in East Prussia 1945 FILE: R2749 AUTHOR: Hans Schaufler PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: hard back PAGES: 139 PRICE: £19.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, World War Two, Panzer Army, Eastern Front, Soviets, Red Army, armour, grenadiers, mechanized infantry, anti- tank artillery, field artillery, retreat, rout, fall of the 3rd Reich, Latvia, Danzig, East Prussia, Poland, defeat
IMAGE: B2749.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/yb2c5yqw LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This is a translation into English of a book written by a junior signals officer in Panzer Reg.35 of his experiences in the retreat and rout of the German forces in East Prussia. The author has painted a graphic picture of the final failure of the German forces as a first hand account - Very Highly Recommended The German forces swept into the Soviet Union in 1941 in what looked like a repeat of the successes on the Western Front. A number of senior officers had held grave reservations and seen this attack as the beginning of the end. It had followed the failure of the Luftwaffe to establish air superiority over Britain and the inability of Germany to invade the British Isles without air supremacy. Without a major alternative victory very quickly, Germany faced eventual defeat as Britain and her Allies out manufactured Germany and cut off essential supplies. There has been and will continue to be heated debate as to why Hitler made the mistake of opening war on a second front without defeating or crippling Britain. There will be much debate over 'what if' possibilities for German victory, but in the end the German soldier paid a heavy price and this graphic account of the final retreat and route by a junior officer in the 4th Panzer Division tells the story of the end of all the German hopes. The gripping text is supported by a strong photo-plate section that displays the consequences of failure.