by Ian Baxter
After the defeat at Stalingrad in January 1943, the German Army's front lines were slowly smashed to pieces by the growing might of the Soviet Army. Yet these soldiers continued to fight gallantly. Even after the failed battle of the Kursk in the summer of 1943, and then a year later when the Russians launched their mighty summer offensive, code names Operation BAGRATION, the German Army continued to fight on, withdrawing under constant enemy ground and air bombardments.
As the final months of retreat were played out on the Eastern Front in early 1945, it depicts how the once vaunted German Army, with diminishing resources, withdrew back across the Polish/German frontier to Berlin itself.
In Western Europe the Allied effort UK, USA, Canada mainly finds its focus on saving private Ryan (operation Barbarossa being a sideshow) to the Hurtgen forest.In this book one gains a very interesting insight to the Wehrmacht supposedly fighting s 'routine battle'.(Boy was the struggle far from routine!).75% of the principally German led effort on this brutal campaign were killed by Russia!!! This is the story (told for once in pictures)