The German Defeat in the East, 1944-45

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Stackpole Books, 2007 - History - 296 pages
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  • Details the massive battles on the Eastern Front from the summer of 1944 until the fall of Budapest in early 1945

    The last place a German soldier wanted to be in 1944 was the Russian front. That summer, Stalin hurled more than 6 million men, 9,000 tanks, 16,000 aircraft, and 12,800 guns and rocket launchers against German forces.

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    Crumbling empire: the German defeat in the East, 1944

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    This detailed account of the collapse of the Eastern Front covers the period June 1944 to February 1945. The horrendous defeats at Stalingrad and Kursk were past, and the Wehrmacht had a chance to ... Read full review

    Contents

    Illustrations
    9
    TABLES
    10
    The Loss of the Ukraine
    41
    Stabilizing the Front
    95
    Into the Courland Pocket
    117
    Rumania
    163
    The Retreat from the Balkans
    197
    Table of Equivalent Ranks
    263
    Bibliography
    271
    Index of German Military Units
    287
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    About the author (2007)

    Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., is the author of more than twenty books on World War II. He lives in Louisiana.

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