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A fascinating military analysis of the siege of Konigsberg WW2.
on 12 August 2012
The book is a concise and detailed analysis of the Battle of Konigsberg. An introduction to the history of East Prussia and its capital city, fortified over many centuries, puts the final siege into context. The dramatic course of the battle is followed in great detail describing the military units engaged and their tactics and equipment. Eye witness accounts bring to life the suffering on both sides. Accompanying photographs and detailed maps show the course of the siege and its impact on the city and its people. The strengths and weaknesses of the German and Soviet armies and air forces are analysed as the battle progresses. Biographies and photographs of the main commanders illuminate their actions and the influences of Hitler and Stalin. A comprehensive index and bibliography is included . This book will be of considerable interest to those who want an in depth study of this little known campaign and its strategic importance.