Bagration 1944: The Destruction of Army Group Centre

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Osprey Publishing, Jan 1, 1996 - History - 96 pages
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On 22 June 1944, three years to the day after Germany's invasion of Russia, the Red Army launched a massive offensive codenamed Operation Bagration. Within five weeks they were at the gates of Warsaw. This attack had destroyed Army Group Centre annihilating 17 Wehrmacht divisions and over 50 other divisions were smashed. It was the most disastrous defeat suffered by the German armed forces in World War II and cost the Wehrmacht more men and materiel than the defeat at Stalingrad.
  

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Contents

ORIGINS OF THE BATTLE
7
OPPOSING COMMANDERS
14
Adolf Hitler losef Stalin German Command Structure Soviet Command Structure
22
The Wehrmacht The Red Army
35
OPERATION BAGRATION
42
CHRONOLOGY
86
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About the author (1996)

Steven J. Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armoured vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Second World War, and he has also written extensively on American armoured forces.

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