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With Our Backs to Berlin

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In the final months of the Second World War in 1945, the German Army was in full retreat on both its Western and Eastern Fronts. British and American troops were poised to cross the River Rhine in the west, while in the East the vast Soviet war machine was steam-rolling the soldiers of the Third Reich back towards the capital, Berlin. Even in retreat, the German Army was s ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 16th 2005 by Sutton Publishing (first published May 1st 2001)
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Jan 31, 2014 Oscar rated it really liked it
A great book, magnificiently translated and grouped together by the author in the effort to recreate the (generally) realistic story of the last stand of Berlin. Composed of various biographies from numerous soldiers and officers from the far sides of the Wehrmacht, and even some special units.
The use of real locations while including a large variety of maps (on which can be found great information regarding local defences, Allied and German troop movements, etc...) increases the knowledge provi
Jack Hession
Dec 17, 2010 Jack Hession rated it really liked it
This books explores the last and bitter days of fighting from the perspective of German soldiers. The book brings new insight into the last days of the once formidible German Army. It is good story given by the common soldiers who simply fight on for undisputed loyalty or simply because they are trapped an have no other choice but to fight or die.
Disjointed, dry, and some times not believable. A shame, really, it could've been so much better!
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