Germany's Eastern Front Allies
Baltic Forces v. 2
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Germany's Eastern Front Allies by Nigel Thomas
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841761930
(248mm x 184mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 23-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nigel Thomas
Hitler's Russian & Cossack Allies 1941-45, Paperback (October 2015)
Given the merciless way in which the war on the Eastern Front of World War II was conducted, it is difficult to envisage anyone changing sides during the conflict. This book guides you through the appearance, formation and equipment of the myriad Russian and Soviet units that fought for the Germans.
Armies of the Russo-Polish War 1919-21, Paperback (November 2014)
In 1917 Poland was recognised as a state by Russia, but the Bolshevik coup threatened this. This book explains and illustrates the armies that fought in the epic struggle for the rebirth of the independent Polish nation, in the bitter aftermath of World War I.
Hitler's Blitzkrieg Enemies, 1940, Paperback (February 2014)
The armies of Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium bore the first crushing impact of Hitler's mighty Blitzkrieg war machine in Western Europe, in a campaign that astonished and terrified the world. This book deals with this topic.
World War II Soviet Armed Forces, Paperback (November 2012)» View all books by Nigel Thomas
Presents a detailed analysis of the Soviet armed forces during the final days of the war, covering the soldiers that successfully turned the tide against the Nazi onslaught and pushed it back into Germany itself. This book also offers a detailed breakdown of all the armed forces that conducted the offensive campaigns on the Eastern Front.
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Author Biography - Nigel Thomas
Nigel Thomas is currently head of the Modern Languages Centre and Business Language Unit at the University of Northumbria. He has authored and co-authored many Osprey titles such as MAA 282 Axis Forces in Yugoslavia 1941-45. Darko Pavlovic was born in 1959 and currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. He has already illustrated Men-at-Arms 282 Axis Forces in Yugoslavia 1941-45 and Elite 60 U-Boat Crews 1914-45. Darko has also written titles for the Osprey Men-at-Arms series on the Austrian army of the 19th century
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