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Germany's Eastern Front Allies (2): Baltic Forces: Baltic Forces v. 2 (Men-at-Arms) Paperback – Illustrated, 25 Jan. 2002

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  • Paperback : 48 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9781841761930
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1841761930
  • Product Dimensions : 18.34 x 0.25 x 24.59 cm
  • Publisher : Osprey Publishing; Illustrated Edition (25 Jan. 2002)
  • ASIN : 1841761931
  • Language: : English
  • Customer reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

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Synopsis

The Baltic region of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia saw some of the most prolonged and savage fighting of any on Germany's Eastern Front during World War II. The coastal nations were invaded by the USSR in 1940; captured by the Wehrmacht in 1941; provided major recruitment for the German Army and Waffen-SS in 1941-44; were retaken by the Red Army in 1944-45 despite stubborn resistance; yet still sustained a guerrilla movement which was not wiped out by the Russian occupiers until 1952. The tragic period covered in this book saw many combat and local security units raised by both sides, offering a most interesting range of uniforms and insignia.

About the Author

Nigel Thomas PhD is a Senior Lecturer in charge of the Business Language Unit at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle, whose interests include 20th century military and civil uniformed organisations, with an emphasis on Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. His work for Osprey includes a five-part series on the German Army 1939-45. Carlos Caballero Jurado was born in Spain in 1957, and served as an NCO in the Spanish Army before graduating with a BA in History from the University of Alicante. He has contributed to four Osprey titles and has written several other books and articles on military historical subjects. A history teacher in Alicante, he enjoys travel and is a keen climber and skier. Darko Pavlovic was born in 1959 and lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. A trained architect, he is now a full-time illustrator and writer, specialising in militaria. Darko has illustrated a number of books for Osprey.

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