Operation Bagration: The Destruction of Army Group Centre June-July 1944 : a Photographic History

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Helion, 2007 - History - 126 pages
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Operation Bagration - the Russian codename for the 1944 summer offensive, which led to the complete annihilation of Army Group Centre - was without doubt the most devastating defeat ever experienced by the German Army during the Second World War. This book reveals the lesser-known battle in the East and demonstrates the gallantry and self-sacrifice of the German forces against overwhelming odds. Drawing previously on rare and unpublished photographs accompanied by in-depth captions the book vividly describes how the German forces of Army Group Centre endured a massive Russian offensive three years to the day after Germanys 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union. Fighting over many of the same battlefields, it reveals how scores of German troops were urged on by their Fuhrer to defend their positions to the death in a desperate attempt to prevent the mighty Red Army forces from recapturing Byelorussia, the last bastion of defense for the Germans before Poland.

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Big money and a big disappointment. Im not quite sure why this book is titled the destruction of army group center because there are no such pictures in this book. Its just another collection of ... Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Ian Baxter has been collecting wartime photographs and writing books on military subjects for many years. He lives in Essex, England.

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