The Siege of Küstrin: Gateway to Berlin, 1945

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Stackpole Books, 2011 - History - 312 pages
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  • Graphic account of a bloody battle on the Eastern Front in the final months of World War II
  • The Germans defended Küstrin tenaciously--with high-school students and old men
  • Events brought to life by personal recollections of soldiers and civilians
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    Good book on a little known siege during the final days of WWII. Seemed a little dry in places and favored the German side in terms of first hand accounts. These accounts however were excellent. Would ... Read full review

    Contents

    Chapter 1 The Development of a Fortress 1
    1
    Chapter 2 The VistulaOder Operation 11
    11
    Chapter 3 Defence Preparations 31
    31
    Chapter 4 The Russians Are Here 42
    42
    Chapter 5 The Siege Begins 63
    63
    PHOTO SECTION
    96
    Chapter 6 The Russians Close In 97
    97
    Chapter 7 Evacuation 146
    146
    Chapter 11 Consequences 260
    260
    Küstrin Garrison Units as at 22 February 1945 268
    268
    Reinefarths Report on the Fall of Küstrin Fortress and the Breakout of the Surviving Garrison 269
    269
    Kreisleiter Körners Report 274
    274
    Notes 292
    292
    Bibliography 301
    301
    Index 303
    303
    Armed Forces Index 310
    310

    Chapter 8 Assault on the Neustadt 174
    174
    Chapter 9 Assault on the Altstadt 204
    204
    Chapter 10 Breakout 235
    235
    Other Books in the Series
    314
    Back Cover
    321
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    TONY LE TISSIER (MBE) served 22 years in the British army, retiring in 1977 to work for the British Military Government in Berlin, his role including that of being the last British Governor of Spandau Allied Prison until its closure following the death of Rudolf Hess. After the unification of Germany in 1991, he elected to stay in Berlin working independently as a historian, writer, lecturer, and battlefields guide. His previous works include The Battle of Berlin, 1945, Berlin Then and Now, and Farewell to Spandau.

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