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German Army On The Eastern Front The Retreat 1943 1945

Author : Ian Baxter
ISBN : 9781473880344
Genre : History
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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.

Auschwitz And Birkenau

Author : Ian Baxter
ISBN : 9781473856905
Genre : History
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Auschwitz and Birkenau were separate from each other,by about a 45 minute walk. Auschwitz was adapted to hold political prisoners in 1940 and evolved into a killing machine in 1941. Later that year a new site called Birkenau was found to extend the Auschwitz complex. Here a vast complex of buildings were constructed to hold initially Russian POWs and later Jews as a labour pool for the surrounding industries including IG Farben. Following the January 1943 Wannsee Conference, Birkenau evolved into a murder factory using makeshift houses which were adapted to kill Jews and Russian POWs. Later due to sheer volume Birkenau evolved into a mass killing machine using gas chambers and crematoria, while Auschwitz, which still held prisoners, became the administrative centre. The images show first Auschwitz main camp and then Birkenau and are carefully chosen to illustrate specific areas, like the WomenÕs Camp, Gypsy Camp, SS quarters, CommandantÕs House, railway disembarkation, the ÔsaunaÕ, disinfection area and the Crematoria. Maps covering Auschwitz and Birkenau explain the layout This book is shocking proof of the scale of the Holocaust.

Fighting In Ukraine

Author : David Mitchelhill-Green
ISBN : 1473848660
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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The outcome of the Second World War was decided on the Eastern Front. Denied a swift victory over Stalin's Red Army, Hitler's Wehrmacht found itself in a bloody, protracted struggle from late 1941 that it was ill-prepared to fight. Although many pictorial books have been published on Germany's hapless invasion of the Soviet Union, they are typically a collection of soldiers' snapshots or 'official' photographs taken by Propagandakompanien (PK) reporters. This book is different. It contains an extraordinary personal record of the war captured by a professional photographer, Walter Grimm, who served in the German Army in a communications unit. David Mitchelhill-Green brings Grimm's previously unpublished photographs together with a carefully researched introduction. The 300 evocative black and white images provide an absorbing insight into the daily life and privations of the ordinary German soldier amid the maelstrom of history's largest conflict. The Ukrainian people, many of whom initially welcomed the Germans as liberators, freeing them from the yoke of Bolshevik oppression, are also chronicled in this fascinating study of the fighting in Ukraine.

T 34

Author : Anthony Tucker-Jones
ISBN : 9781473854468
Genre : History
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It could be said that the T-34 was the tank that won the Second World War. In total 57,000 were produced between 1941 and 1945. Stalin's tank factories outstripped Hitler's by a factor of three to one, and production of the T-34 also exceeded that of the famed American M4 Sherman. ?Not only did this output swamp German panzer production, the T-34 was a robust no frills war-winning design Ð easy to manufacture and reliable. Its sloping armour was innovative at the time and its wide tracks suited it to off-road warfare. Crucially it required little maintenance in comparison to German tanks, and its chassis was used as the basis for a range of assault guns, the SU-85, SU-100 and SU-122.?Anthony Tucker-Jones's photographic history of this exceptional armoured vehicle follows its story through the course of the war, from its combat debut against the Wehrmacht during Operation Barbarossa, through the Red Army's defeats and retreats of 1941 and 1942 to the tide-turning victories at Stalingrad and Kursk and on through the long, rapid Soviet advance across Ukraine and Byelorussia to Berlin. ?As well as a range of rare archive photographs and photographs of a surviving example of the T-34, the book features specially commissioned colour illustrations.

Images Of Kursk

Author : Nikolas Cornish
ISBN : UOM:39015055606910
Genre : Kursk, Battle of 1943
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The illustrations in this text meld the exciting historical commentary, the first-hand accounts of soldiers on both sides and the factual information, into an atmospheric and coherent account of one of the most pivotal battles of World War 2.

The Battle For Crimea 1941 1944

Author : Anthony Tucker-Jones
ISBN : 9781473867321
Genre : History
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The selection of over 150 rare wartime photographs in this volume in Pen & Sword’s Images of War series offers a graphic visual record of the dramatic and bloody battles fought for the Crimea during the Second World War. They show every grim aspect of the fighting and reflect in many ways the ruthless character of the struggle across the entire Eastern Front. The German-led Axis forces took eight months to conquer the Crimea in 1941-2 – the Soviet defenders of the fortified city-port of Sevastopol held out against repeated assaults for 250 days. In 1944, after the course of the war had turned against the Wehrmacht and their allies, the city was liberated by the Red Army, but only after over 120,000 Axis troops had been evacuated across the Black Sea. Naval operations involving the Soviet Black Sea Fleet and the Romanian Royal Navy are covered in the book, as is the battle in the air between the Luftwaffe and the Red Air Force. But perhaps the most memorable photographs give an insight into the ordinary soldiers’ experience of the fighting and show the enormous material damage the conflict left behind.

Hitler S Defeat On The Eastern Front 1943 1945

Author : Ian Baxter
ISBN : 1844159779
Genre : History
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Drawing on a collection of rare contemporary German photographs covering the last two years of the war accompanied by in-depth captions, this latest book in the popular Images of War series provides an insight to the long and most bitter Eastern Front campaign. It reveals in detail how the battle of Kursk was the beginning of the end and led to the Red Army recapturing huge areas of the Soviet Union. In the face of the long awaited Soviet summer offensive of 1944, German forces were forced to withdraw under constant ground and aerial bombardments. Those German forces that survived the artillery barrages, the onslaught of the tank armadas and mass infantry assaults, streamed back westwards and fought vicious defensive battles through the Baltic States, Byelorussia and Poland. As the final months of the War were played out on the Eastern Front, the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS, with diminishing resources, withdrew across a devastated Reich to fight their final battle around Berlin.

Hitler Versus Stalin

Author : Nik Cornish
ISBN : 1783463988
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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The third volume in Nik Cornish s photographic history of the Second World War on the Eastern Front records in vivid visual detail the sequence of Red Army offensives that pushed the Wehrmacht back across Russia after the failure of the Operation Citadel, the German attack at Kursk. Previously unpublished images show the epic scale of the build-up to the Kursk battle and the enormous cost in terms of lives and material of the battle itself. They also show that the military initiative was now firmly in Soviet hands, for the balance of power on the Eastern Front had shifted and the Germans were on the defensive and in retreat. Subsequent chapters chronicle the hard-fought and bloody German withdrawal across western Russia and the Ukraine, recording the Red Army s liberation of occupied Soviet territory. Not only do the photographs track the sequence of events on the ground, they also show the equipment and the weapons used by both sides, the living conditions experienced by the troops and the devastation the war left in its wake."

Hitler S Boy Soldiers

Author : Hans Seidler
ISBN : 1848841124
Genre : History
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Founded in 1922 the Hitler Youth movement was the second oldest Nazi group. Comprising male youths aged 14 – 18, by December 1936 membership stood at over 5 million. During the Second World War the role of Hitlerjugend evolved from assisting with the postal, train and fire services into full war fighting. Recruits went into units such as the elite 12th SS Panzer-Division 'Hitlerjugend' and we see graphic images of this Waffen-SS force in action both on the Eastern and Western fronts. Even as the Nazi cause faced inevitable defeat these units fought with fanatical and disturbing bravery and after defeat in May 1945 elements carried out guerrilla actions in the Bavarian and Austrian mountains. The reader will find much original material on this legendary but distasteful Nazi organisation.

Waffen Ss On The Western Front

Author : Ian Baxter
ISBN : 9781473829916
Genre : History
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This book in the popular Images of War series covers the deeds of the Waffen-SS on the Western Front during the Second World War. With extensive text and in-depth captions with many rare and unpublished photographs it describes the fighting tactics, the uniforms, the battles and the different elements that went into making the Waffen-SS such an elite fighting unit. ??It traces how the Waffen-SS carefully built up their assault forces utilising all available reserves and resources into a ruthlessly effective killing machine. It depicts how this awesome military formation grew to be used in offensive and then in defensive battles, and provides much historical information and facts about the weapons and all the components that fought on Western Front. The reader learns how the Waffen-SS battled their way through the Low Countries and the Balkans. After D-Day they played a key role in Normandy and fought at Arnhem, in the Ardennes and shifted from one disintegrating part of the front to another in a drastic attempt to stabilise the crumbling war effort.??The Waffen-SS on the Western Front 1940 Ð 1945 provides an excellent insight into one of the most effective fighting formations in military history.

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