Panzers on the Vistula, Retreat and Rout in East Prussia 1945

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

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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

ISBN: 1-52673-431-1

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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.