Battleground Prussia : the assault on Germany's Eastern Front 1944-45 / Prit Buttar.
By: Buttar, Prit.Material type: TextPublisher: Oxford ; Osprey Pub., 2010Distributor: Long Island City, NY Description: ix, 482 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781849081900 (hbk.); 1849081905 (hbk.).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern FrontDDC classification: 940.54/213 LOC classification: D764 | .B88 2010Other classification: 940
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-468) and index.
Introduction : the Slavs and the Teutons -- Fritz and Ivan -- Memel -- Nemmersdorf -- The last Christmas -- The house of cards : the great January offensive -- Cherniakhovsky and the Pregel valley -- Rokossovsky reaches the coast -- Encircled in East Prussia -- Hannibal : the Baltic evacuation begins -- The Riviera of Hades and the fall of Pomerania -- Heiligenbeil : between the devil and the deep blue sea -- K?nigsberg -- Danzig -- The last command -- The long road home.
"The terrible months between the arrival of the Red Army on German soil and the final collapse of Hitler's regime were like no other in the Second World War. The Soviet Army's intent to take revenge for the horror that the Nazis had wreaked on their people produced a conflict of implacable brutality in which millions perished. From the great battles that marked the Soviet conquest of East and West Prussia to the final surrender in the Vistula estuary, this book recounts in chilling detail the desperate struggle of soldiers and civilians alike. These brutal campaigns are brought vividly to life by a combination of previously unseen testimony and astute strategic analysis recognizing a conflict of unprecedented horror and suffering"--Jacket.