Bagration 1944: The destruction of Army Group Centre (Campaign) Paperback – 15 Jan 1996
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About the Author
Steven J. Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armoured vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Second World War, and he has also written extensively on American armoured forces.
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Just like with the Normandy landings the Soviet Armed forces had acted out a brilliant deception plan "Maskirovka" aimed at convincing the Germans that the attack would come against Army Group Ukraine. This was so successful that Army Group Centre was stripped of most of its tank, mobile and reserves to reinforce Army Group Ukraine. This was followed by a cascading series of offensives reminiscent of the German Success of Barbarossa, except now it was the Russians turn to show who was the master.
A conflict and campaign of a scale hard to imagine is presented here neatly in less than 96 pages providing the big picture in a very streamlined volume. 5 good maps and 3 good birds eye 3-D battle maps bring the text to life and all are very relevant. Zaloga has done a brilliant job of presenting this crucial Campaign of World War 2 and shows how good Osprey Campaign books can be at their best.
This book in the Osprey series `Campaign' tells the story of the Russian military operation `Bagration' that took place predominantly in Byelorussia commencing on 22nd June 1944: that is concurrent with the battle for Normandy and beginning exactly three years after the Germans opened their invasion of Russia.
`Bagration 1944' tells the story of the Russian advance through Minsk and other Byelorussian cities and the destruction of the German Army Group Centre along the way. Through a series of frontal assaults, encirclements and mopping up operations, the Germans lost 300,000 to 350,000 troops, at least half killed in action. Of the 150,000 or so captured, half are said to have died on their way to the POW camps or in the camps.
All the books in this series follow the same formula, so you know what to expect. In this case there are chapters on: Origins of the battle; Commanders; Armies; Plans; Operation Bagration; Aftermath; Chronology and Further reading. There are clear & informative colour maps and good B&W photographs. I find these books an ideal introduction to particular subject because all the basic information is laid out succinctly and the maps & photographs provide clear mental images which help me to memorize what I have learnt. This one is as good as the others I've read: 5 stars.
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Very informative in terms of text, photographs and diagrams. It is slightly dated. Iwould still recommend to any person who is interested in the history of the military conflict... Read morePublished on 14 May 2013 by Frank parker