The Siege Of Kustrin 1945

Author: Tony Le Tissier
Editor: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1848846975
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The unexpected arrival of Soviet troops at the end of January 1945 at the ancient fortress and garrison town of Kstrin came as a tremendous shock to the German High Command-the Soviets were now only 50 miles from Berlin itself. The Red Army needed the vital road and rail bridges passing through Kstrin for their forthcoming assault on the capital, but flooding and their own high command's strategic blunders resulted in a sixty-day siege by two Soviet armies which totally destroyed the town. The delay in the Soviet advance also gave the Germans time to consolidate the defenses shielding Berlin west of the Oder River. Despite Hitler's orders to fight on to the last bullet, the Kstrin garrison commander and 1,000 of the defenders managed a dramatic breakout to the German lines.The protracted siege had an appalling human cost - about 5,000 Germans were killed, 9,000 wounded and 6,000 captured, and the Russians lost 5,000 killed and 15,000 wounded. Tony Le Tissier, in this graphic and painstakingly researched account, has recorded events in extraordinary detail, using the vivid eyewitness testimony of survivors to bring the story of the siege to life.

The Berlin1945 Battlefield Guide

Author: David McCormack
Editor: Fonthill Media
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A meticulously researched and highly detailed history and location guideInsights into the human face of warPeriod and contemporary photographs bring the history of the battlefield to lifeAn essential guide crammed with useful information and facts for explorers of the Oderfront This guide is specifically tailored towards travellers making the leap from escorted tours to independent battlefield exploration. Along with essential tour information, there are useful tips, hints and suggestions aimed towards making your battlefield journey as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. While some tour professionals and guide authors still favour traditional ‘stands’, author David McCormack has used his own experience of leading tour groups to produce a more accessible guide based around ‘viewpoints’. Therefore, what you have is straight-forward, easy to use guide, and uncluttered by unnecessary maps, diagrams and tables. Each ‘viewpoint’ has easy to follow directions, along with tried and tested satellite navigation instructions to take you direct to the scene of the action. This easy to use guide will prove to be your indispensable tour companion as you begin your exploration of the Oder-Neisse battlefields. Includes an accessible layout and easy to follow tour instructions; circular tours designed for novice battlefield explorers; tried and tested satellite navigation addresses for every ‘viewpoint’; lunch breaks and dining suggestions incorporated into tours; profusely illustrated with period and contemporary photographs; unencumbered by unnecessarily overcomplicated diagrams and maps; and detailed historical sections, which include some remarkable first-hand accounts.

The Siege Of K Strin

Author: Tony Le Tissier
Editor: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811708292
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A dramatic account of a violent Eastern Front battle in the final months of World War II is based on personal recollections by military and civilian witnesses and offers insight into how German soldiers of all ages tenaciously defended the town. Reprint.

Warfare And Armed Conflicts

Author: Micheal Clodfelter
Editor: McFarland Publishing
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In the twentieth century alone, military deaths totaled over 35 million, including 29,700,000 slain in international wars and almost 6 million killed in civil wars. This completely updated and revised edition of the acclaimed 1992 two-volume work (belongs in the reference collection of almost every library - ARBA) presents a record of casualties of modern warfare in the last four centuries. New information pushes back the beginning date to 1500 from the first edition's 1680 and pushes 1992 out through 1999. Arranged roughly by century and then subdivided by world region, the entries proceed chronologically and vary from paragraph to chapter-length. Each entry provides the name and date of the conflict, precursor events, strategies and details, the outcome and its impact. A history of weaponry is easily traceable, as casualties mounted according to their improvement.

Red Army Order Of Battle In The Great Patriotic War

Author: Albert Z. Conner
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2 Verdenskrig. Sovjetunionens hær. Troppeinddeling/Order of Battle for den sovjetrussiske hær under "Den Store Fædrelandskrig" 1941 -1945. I værket beskrives de sovjetrussiskearmeer, korps og divisioner.

Zhukov At The Oder

Author: Tony Le Tissier
Editor: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 1461752140
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First detailed account of the Soviet advance on Berlin in the closing months of World War II The battles that made Soviet Marshal Georgi Zhukov famous Numerous maps illustrating how operations unfolded On January 31, 1945, the Red Army stood on a line along the Oder River, about thirty-five miles east of Berlin. They would not reach Berlin for another two months, after battles to cross the river, seize the fortress of Küstrin, and take the Seelow Heights.

Armor

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Academic American Encyclopedia

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A twenty-one volume encyclopedia with 32,000 entries and more than 16,000 illustrations.

Berlin 1945

Author: Karl Franklin Bahm
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After the years of fighting with no quarter given by either Germans or Russians, it was inevitable that the victors would show no mercy to the vanquished at the end. Even so the savagery of the Russian Armies as they closed on Berlin reached new levels of barbaric behaviour and devastation. Through vivid text and unique photographs we witness the ferocity of the final days of the Nazis and the suffering that befell the population of Berlin.

London Under Fire 1940 45

Author: Mrs. Robert Henrey
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Panzer Divisions At War 1939 1945

Author: Ian Baxter
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"[This book] is a collection of a truly unique record of rare and unpublished photographs that were not taken by professional cameramen, but an amateur soldier with a camera. Their intended use was purely a catalogue of personal experience"--Foreword.

Hitler S Mountain Troops 1939 1945

Author: Ian Baxter
Editor: Pen & Sword
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Hitler's mountain troops or Gebirgsjager were a group of elite soldiers ready for battle in any conditions. They fought in all theaters of World War II, notably on the Eastern Front. This book shows the Gebirgsjager in training and action from Poland and France, through Yugoslavia, the Eastern Front, and in the closing stages of the War.

The 1 000 Day Battle

Author: James Hoseason
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"An illustrated account of operations in Europe of the 8th Air Force's 2nd Air Division -- 1942-1945 -- including particularly its 448th Bomb Group and the other B-21 units based in East Anglia's Waveney Valley"--Cover.

Empires By Conquest 1905 1945

Author: Wlodzimierz Onacewicz
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Time

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World War Ii

Author: Michael J. Lyons
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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc
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Marshal Zhukov At The Oder

Author: Tony Le Tissier
Editor: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780750948388
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In the dying months of the Second World War on 31 January 1945, the first Red Army troops reached the River Oder, barely forty miles from Berlin. Everyone at Soviet Headquarters expected Marshal Zhukov's troops quickly to bring the war to an end. But despite bitter fighting by both sides, a bloody stalemate persisted for two months. At the end of this time the Soviet bridgeheads north and south of Kustrin were eventually united, and the Nazi fortress finally fell. Tony Le Tissier has written an impressively detailed account of the Nazi-Soviet battles in the Oderbruch and for the Seelow Heights, east of Berlin. They culminated in 1945 with the last major land battle in Europe that proved decisive for the fate of Berlin - and the Third Reich. Drawing on official sources and the personal accounts of soldiers from both sides who were involved, Le Tissier has meticulously reconstructed the Soviets' difficult breakthrough on the Oder: the establishment of bridgeheads, the battle for the fortress of Kustrin, and the bloody fight for the Seelow Heights. Numerous maps help the reader follow the ebb and flow of battle, and a selection of archive photographs paint a sobering picture of the final death throes of Hitler's Thousand-Year Reich.

The Second World War

Author: Henri Michel
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Stillehavskrigen; Blitzkrieg; Tyskernes Invasion af Polen; Frankrigs Fald; Vichy-Frankrig; de Gaulle; Churchill; Hitler; Roosevelt; Eisenhower; Montgomery; Patton; Wavell; Slim; Wingate; Rommel; Guderian; Stalin; Stalingrad; Barbarossa; Overlord; D-Day; Ardennerne; Nordafrika; Algeriet; Balkan; Jugoslavien; Tito; Partisankrigsførelse; Ørkenkrigsførelse; Guerillakrigsførelse; Dyle-Breda; Meuse; Moskva; Konzentrationslejre; Burma Campaign; Sicilien; Monte Cassino; Anzio; Mussolini; Frihedskæmpere; Modstandsbevægelser; Modstandskamp; Tysk Okkuperede Lande; Tysk Besatte Lande; Krigen i Norge; Tunis; Pearl Harbor; U-bådskrigsførelse; Atlanterhavskonvojer; Lend-Lease; Saar; Finske Vinterkrig; Finsk-Tyske Alliance; Finsk-Russiske Krig; Tyskernes Invasion af Belgien; Tyskernes Invasion af Holland; Tyskernes Invasion af Danmark; Petain; Weygand; Mers el-Kebir; Sealion; Frie Franske; Nazister; Nazityskland; Kreta; Grækenland; Dunkirk; Narvik; Kollaboratører; Resistance; Kina; Leningrad; Wehrmacht; Afrika Korps; Paulus; Østfronten; Torch; El Alamein; Convoys; Indonesien; Singapore; Sydøstasien; Anden Front; Tjekkoslovakiet; D-Day; Citadel; Darlan; Korsika; Speer; Hess; Goering; Leyte; Philippines; Iwo Jima; Røde Arme; Paris' Befrielse; Juli-Komplottet mod Hitler; Battle of Berlin; Kommunistiske Verden, 1945; Zhukov; Ukraine; Truman; SS; RAF; Rumænien; Ribbentrop; Reynaud; Panzer Divisions; Malta; MacArthur; Leopold III; Laval; Jodl; Keitel; Indien; Himmler; Halder, F.; Goebbels; Tysk-Sovjetiske Pagt; Fascisme; Doenitz; Eden, A.; Count Ciano; Chiang Kai-shek; Badoglio

Oxford Companion To World War Ii

Author: Ian Dear
Editor: OUP Oxford
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This text is an authoritative reference work covering a wide breadth of topics on all things associated with World War II. Entries cover topics such as strategy, politics, weapons, tactics, logistics, economics, and society.