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Crumbling empire : the German defeat in the East, 1944

Author: Samuel W Mitcham
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001.
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"The last place a German soldier wanted to be in 1944 was the Russian front. That summer, Stalin hurled into battle more than six million men and 9,000 tanks, supported by 16,000 fighters and bombers and more than 12,800 guns and rocket launchers. Despite this massive effort and the resulting decimation of German forces, events on the Eastern Front are largely neglected by historians who focus instead on German  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mitcham, Samuel W.
Crumbling empire.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel W Mitcham
ISBN: 0275968561 9780275968564
OCLC Number: 45137541
Description: xi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Cannae of Army Group Center --
The Loss of the Ukraine --
Stabilizing the Front --
Into the Courland Pocket --
Rumania --
The Retreat from the Balkans --
The Battle for Hungary --
German Units, Ranks, and Strengths --
Characteristics of Opposing Tanks.
Responsibility: by Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr.


The most mobile army in the world in 1940, the German Army was the least mobile by 1944, and Hitler's stand fast and fortified place policies imposed a paralysis that neither senior German generals  Read more...


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