Eastern Front Day by Day, 1941-45

Eastern Front Day by Day, 1941-45

A Photographic Chronology

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Univ of Nebraska
On June 22, 1941, preceded by a massive artillery and aerial bombardment along the entire 2,000-mile border, three million Axis troops and 3,330 tanks smashed into the Soviet Union. Adolf Hitler believed the campaign would be over in four months. Four years later, thirty-five million Soviets and five million Germans had been killed in a campaign that had ripped the heart out of the western USSR and Eastern Europe. It left the land gutted, the infrastructure destroyed, and millions of civilians homeless.The Eastern Front Day by Day, 194145 is a chronological approach to the fighting that decided the war’s outcome in Europe. It allows the reader to see at a glance key battles on land, at sea, and in the air, such as the great encirclement engagements of 1941Minsk, Smolensk, and Kievthe siege of Leningrad, Stalingrad, Kursk, and Operation Bagration. As well as describing the titanic battles, the book also includes sidebars on all the main commanders who led the German and Soviet armies on the Eastern Front, such as Guderian, Zhukov, von Manstein, Vatutin, Rokossovsky, Model, and von Rundstedt. In parallel to the military maneuvers in the war, the political events that occurred on both sides and influenced the war are included, for example, the activities of the SS and Einsatzgruppen murder squads. The Eastern Front Day by Day also covers the technology that had an impact on the conflict, such as the Ju-87 Stuka dive-bomber; the T-34, Tiger, and Panther tanks; and the Stalin’s organ” rocket launcher. The major events of each month dominate the narrative, but lesser episodes are also included to present a comprehensive summary. These include anti-partisan activities behind German lines, the administration of conquered territories, and the propaganda war waged by both sides. It is a book that no student of the war on the Eastern Front can do without.


Book News
Photographs and maps abound in this chronology describing key events in the four year battle for the Eastern Front during World War II, which killed five million Germans and 35 million Soviets. Key occasions of fighting, strategy, and diplomacy on both sides are described by the day on which they took place. Days that marked major campaigns such as Stalingrad and Kursk receive longer treatment, and are accompanied by full color maps. Sidebars provide biographies on major personalities from the Eastern Front; explain technologies and strategies that were employed; and describe the different factions of the armed forces on both sides (i.e. the Panzer Division), their characteristics, and their specific purpose. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
On June 22, 1941, preceded by a massive artillery and aerial bombardment along the entire 2,000-mile border, three million Axis troops and 3,330 tanks smashed into the Soviet Union. Adolf Hitler believed the campaign would be over in four months. Four years later, thirty-five million Soviets and five million Germans had been killed in a campaign that had ripped the heart out of the western USSR and Eastern Europe. It left the land gutted, the infrastructure destroyed, and millions of civilians homeless. The Eastern Front Day by Day, 1941–45 is a chronological approach to the fighting that decided the war’s outcome in Europe. It allows the reader to see at a glance key battles on land, at sea, and in the air, such as the great encirclement engagements of 1941—Minsk, Smolensk, and Kiev—the siege of Leningrad, Stalingrad, Kursk, and Operation Bagration. As well as describing the titanic battles, the book also includes sidebars on all the main commanders who led the German and Soviet armies on the Eastern Front, such as Guderian, Zhukov, von Manstein, Vatutin, Rokossovsky, Model, and von Rundstedt. In parallel to the military maneuvers in the war, the political events that occurred on both sides and influenced the war are included, for example, the activities of the SS and Einsatzgruppen murder squads.The Eastern Front Day by Day also covers the technology that had an impact on the conflict, such as the Ju-87 Stuka dive-bomber; the T-34, Tiger, and Panther tanks; and the “Stalin’s organ” rocket launcher. The major events of each month dominate the narrative, but lesser episodes are also included to present a comprehensive summary. These include anti-partisan activities behind German lines, the administration of conquered territories, and the propaganda war waged by both sides. It is a book that no student of the war on the Eastern Front can do without.


Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 192 p. : ill. (some col.), col. plans ; 28 cm
ISBN: 9781597970105
1597970107
9781597970112
1597970115
Branch Call Number: 940.54217 Cra

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