German Army on the Eastern Front - The Retreat 1943 - 1945

German Army on the Eastern Front - The Retreat 1943 - 1945

by Ian Baxter


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After the defeat at Stalingrad in January 1943, the German Army’s front lines were slowly smashed to pieces by the growing might of the Soviet Army. Yet these soldiers continued to fight gallantly. Even after the failed battle of the Kursk in the summer of 1943, and then a year later when the Russians launched their mighty summer offensive, code names Operation BAGRATION, the German Army continued to fight on, withdrawing under constant enemy ground and air bombardments.

As the final months of retreat were played out on the Eastern Front in early 1945, it depicts how the once vaunted German Army, with diminishing resources, withdrew back across the Polish/German frontier to Berlin itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473822672
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 03/30/2016
Series: Images of War Series
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,218,244
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Ian Baxter is an avid collector of WW2 photographs. His previous books in this Series include Hitler’s Boy Soldiers, Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants and German Army on the Eastern Front – The Advance, German Army on the Eastern Front – The Retreat and Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants, The Crushing of Army Group (North) and the SS Waffen Division series including SS Leibstandarte Division and SS Totenkopf Division At War. He lives near Chelmsford, Essex.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Summer & Winter Battles 1943 5

Chapter 2 Winter Warfare 1944 39

Chapter 3 Battle of Attrition 1944 60

Chapter 4 Defending Poland 82

Chapter 5 Army in Retreat 113

Appendix I 137

Appendix II 139

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