The Battle of Berlin 1945
By (author) Tony Le Tissier
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Battle of Berlin 1945 by Tony Le Tissier
Book DescriptionThe Battle of Berlin was a conflict of unprecedented scale. The Soviets massed 1,600,000 troops for Operation Berlin, and but Marshal Zhukov's his initial attack floundered and was so costly that he had to revise his plans for taking of the city when Stalin allowed his rival, Marshal Koniev, to intervene. The fight for Berlin thus became a contest for the prize of the Reichstag, fought in the sea of rubble left by Allied aerial bombardments, now reduced further by the mass of Soviet siege artillery. Meanwhile, Hitler and his courtiers sought to continue the struggle in the totally unrealistic atmosphere that prevailed in his bunker, while soldiers and civilians alike suffered and perished unheeded all around them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752446820
(198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Tempus Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Tony Le Tissier
Tony Le Tissier is a retired British Army officer who served as the last British Governor of Spandau Allied Prison. After his tour of duty ended with the death of Rudof Hess, Le Tissier stayed in Berlin as a writer and historian. He has spent years researching epic battle of Berlin and has conducted a comprehensive study of the ground and led numerous battlefield tours. His other books include "Helmut Altner s Berlin Dance of Death," "Slaughter at Halbe: The Destruction of Hitler s 9th Army - April 1945," "With Our Backs to Berlin: The German Army in Retreat 1945," "Death Was Our Companion: The Final Days of the Third Reich," "Farewell to Spandau," and "Berlin Then and Now.""
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