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A must for anyone interested in 1945,
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This review is from: Battleground Prussia: The Assault on Germany's Eastern Front 1944-45 (General Military) (Hardcover)
There is much more to the Eastern Front in 1945 than 'just' the fall of Berlin as this excellent new study shows.
The battles for East and West Prussia and the 'Baltic balcony' were particularly ferocious as a wealth of first-hand accounts - from soldiers and civilians - testify. The author has done considerable service both for serious military historians, interested in the movements of armies, and the lay historian, interested in the human element of war. Particularly useful if you read it alongside Noble's study on the Eastern Front in 1945: Nazi Rule and the Soviet Offensive in Eastern Germany, 1944-1945: The Darkest Hour
A must for anyone interested in the Eastern Front and the 'Endkampf' in particular. The best Ostfront book I've picked up since Mike Jones' The Retreat.