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Marshal Zhukov at the Oder: The Decisive Battle for Berlin (Hardback)
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Marshal Zhukov at the Oder: The Decisive Battle for Berlin (Hardback)

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Hardback 322 Pages / Published: 22/02/2008
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In the dying months of the Second World War on 31 January 1945, the first Red Army troops reached the River Oder, barely forty miles from Berlin. Everyone at Soviet Headquarters expected Marshal Zhukov's troops quickly to bring the war to an end. But despite bitter fighting by both sides, a bloody stalemate persisted for two months. At the end of this time the Soviet bridgeheads north and south of Kustrin were eventually united, and the Nazi fortress finally fell. Tony Le Tissier has written an impressively detailed account of the Nazi-Soviet battles in the Oderbruch and for the Seelow Heights, east of Berlin. They culminated in 1945 with the last major land battle in Europe that proved decisive for the fate of Berlin - and the Third Reich. Drawing on official sources and the personal accounts of soldiers from both sides who were involved, Le Tissier has meticulously reconstructed the Soviets' difficult breakthrough on the Oder: the establishment of bridgeheads, the battle for the fortress of Kustrin, and the bloody fight for the Seelow Heights. Numerous maps help the reader follow the ebb and flow of battle, and a selection of archive photographs paint a sobering picture of the final death throes of Hitler's Thousand-Year Reich.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780750948388
Number of pages: 322
Weight: 670 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
..."it is so well presented: the book is dense in terms of the amount of information included, but it reads very easily....Zhukov at the Oder will appeal strongly to readers interested in the Russian Front of the Second World War, but also to anyone interested in reading a well written battle narrative."-Canadian Military History Book Review Supplement
?...it is so well presented: the book is dense in terms of the amount of information included, but it reads very easily....Zhukov at the Oder will appeal strongly to readers interested in the Russian Front of the Second World War, but also to anyone interested in reading a well written battle narrative.?-Canadian Military History Book Review Supplement
.,."it is so well presented: the book is dense in terms of the amount of information included, but it reads very easily....Zhukov at the Oder will appeal strongly to readers interested in the Russian Front of the Second World War, but also to anyone interested in reading a well written battle narrative."-Canadian Military History Book Review Supplement

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