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The Korsun Pocket: the Encirclement and Breakout of a German Army in the East,1944,
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This short and well written account of a battle during the German withdrawl through the Ukraine. On Hitler's orders a German Corps of nearly 50,000 men had been left holding a stretch of the River Dnieper. The The book is an account of how this group were cut off around the small town of Korsun and then broke out towards a releif force at the village of Lysianka. The authers give a griping account of the action, the appauling conditions in which even tanks got stuck. It is well provisioned with maps and the reader can suplement these by accessing Google maps so giving a very detailed picture of where the actions took place. If I have a criticism it is that the authers have laid aside to much space to the battle orders of the two sides. I know military historians love doing this kind of thing but shurly it could have been posted as a seperate item on the web and the space devoted to an up to date account of what the area looks like now.